World War I and Propaganda


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World War I and Propaganda offers a new look at a familiar subject. The contributions to this volume demonstrate that the traditional view of propaganda as top-down manipulation is no longer plausible. Drawing from a variety of sources, scholars examine the complex negotiations involved in propaganda within the British Empire, in occupied territories, in neutral nations, and how war should be conducted. Propaganda was tailored to meet local circumstances and integrated into a larger narrative in which the war was not always the most important issue. Issues centering on local politics, national identity, preservation of tradition, or hopes of a brighter future all played a role in different forms of propaganda.
Contributors are Christopher Barthel, Donata Blobaum, Robert Blobaum, Mourad Djebabla, Christopher Fischer, Andrew T. Jarboe, Elli Lemonidou, David Monger, Javier Pounce,Catriona Pennell, Anne Samson, Richard Smith, Kenneth Andrew Steuer, María Inés Tato, and Lisa Todd.

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Troy R.E. Paddock, Ph.D (1994, UC Berkeley), is professor of European history at Southern Connecticut State University. He wrote Creating the Russian Peril: Education, the Public Sphere, and National Identity in Imperial Germany, 1890-1914 (Camden House, 2010), and edited A Call to Arms: Propaganda, Public Opinion, and Newspapers in the Great War (Praeger, 2004).
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Section I: Propaganda and Negotiating Imperial Identity
1. Transcending the nation: domestic propaganda and supranational patriotism in Britain, 1917-18
David Monger
2. Presenting the War in Ireland, 1914-1918
Catriona Pennell
3. “Fight the Huns with Food”: Mobilizing Canadian Civilians for the Food War Effort during the Great War, 1914-1918
Mourad Djebabla
4. Propaganda, imperial subjecthood and national identity in Jamaica during the First World War
Richard Smith
5. South Africa and the First World War
Anne Samson

Section II: Propaganda and the Proper Conduct of War
6. The Hun and the Home: Gender, Sexuality and Propaganda in First World War Europe
Lisa M. Todd
7. "German Propaganda and Prisoners-of-War during World War I"
Kenneth Steuer
8. Soldiers of Empire: “Colonial Troops” in the Imperial Metropole and Imperial Propaganda, 1914-1918
Andrew Jarboe

Section III: Propaganda and Negotiating Occupation
9. Of Occupied Territories and Lost Provinces: German and Entente Propaganda in the West during World War I
Christopher Fischer
10. The Cultivation of Deutschtum in Occupied Lithuania during the First World War
Christopher Barthel
11. A Different Kind of Home Front: War, Gender and Propaganda in Warsaw, 1914-1918
Robert Blobaum and Donata Blobaum

Section IV: Propaganda and Negotiating with Neutral Nations
12. Propaganda and Mobilizations in Greece during the First World War
Elli Lemonidou
13. Propaganda and Politics: Germany and Spanish Opinion in World War I
Javier Ponce Marrero
14. Luring Neutrals. Allied and German Propaganda during the First World War
María Inés Tato


All interest in the First World War and propaganda and the development of different kinds of propaganda and propaganda strategies.
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