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For Home and Country: World War I Propaganda on the Home Front (Studies in War, Society, and the Military)


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World War I prompted the first massive organized propaganda campaign of the twentieth century. Posters, pamphlets, and other media spread fear about the and#8220;Hun,and#8221; who was often depicted threatening American families in their homes, while additional campaigns encouraged Americans and their allies to support the war effort. With most men actively involved in warfare, women and children became a special focusand#8212;and a tooland#8212;of socialand#160;manipulation during the war.
For Home and Country examines the propaganda that targeted noncombatants on the home front in the United States and Europe during World War I. Cookbooks, popular magazines, romance novels, and government food agencies targeted women in their homes, especially their kitchens, pressuring them to change their domestic habits. Children were also taught to fear the enemy and support the war through propaganda in the form of toys, games, and books. And when women and children were not the recipients of propaganda, they were often used in propaganda to target men. By examining a diverse collection of literary texts, songs, posters, and toys, Celia Malone Kingsbury reveals how these pervasive materials were used to fight the warand#8217;s cultural battle.

About the Author

Celia Malone Kingsbury is an associate professor of English at the University of Central Missouri. She is the author of The Peculiar Sanity of War: Hysteria in the Literature of World War I.

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Kingsbury, Celia Malone
University of Nebraska Press
Kingsbury, Celia M.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Psychological aspects.
Popular culture -- United States -- History.
Military - World War I
United States - 20th Century/WWI
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Trade Cloth
Studies in War, Society, and the Military
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52 illustrations
8.5 x 5.5 in

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