Propaganda in the World War Era


Program Description:

Since total wars include weapons of all kinds, including wars, propaganda was ubiquitous in both wars, appearing everything from posters and news stories to film and music. Creative and sophisticated at their best, World War propaganda was blunt, patronizing, and untrue at its worst. Analyzing how British and American propaganda colored and shaped the wars illuminates how governments and other leaders envisioned the war as well as how people responded to this guidance.


Marion Girard-Dorsey

Marion Girard-Dorsey is an assistant professor of history at the University of New Hampshire where she teaches modern world history, wartime propaganda and the history of espionage. Her research work is in the fields of European history, the history of medicine in the United State, history of law, and diplomatic and military history. She received her Ph.D. from Yale University.

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