By Martin J. Manning

From the French and Indian conflict in 1754, with Benjamin Franklin's sign up for or Die caricature, to the current warfare in Iraq, propaganda has performed an important function in American historical past. The ancient Dictionary of yankee Propaganda presents greater than 350 entries, focusing totally on propaganda created through the U.S. govt all through its lifestyles. experts, one a long-time learn librarian on the U.S. info organisation (the USIA) and the nation Department's Bureau of international relations, and the opposite a former USIA Soviet Disinformation Officer, Martin J. Manning and Herbert Romerstein convey a profound wisdom of reliable U.S. propaganda to this reference paintings. The dictionary is extra enriched through a considerable bibliography, together with motion pictures and video clips, and an excellent annotated checklist of greater than a hundred and five precise collections around the globe that include fabric very important to the research of U.S. propaganda.

Students, researchers, librarians, college, and basic readers will locate the Historical Dictionary of yankee Propaganda an authoritative ready-reference paintings for speedy info on quite a lot of occasions, courses, media, humans, govt corporations, govt plans, corporations, and logos that supplied mechanisms to advertise America's pursuits, either out of the country and regionally, in peace and in struggle. just about all entries finish with feedback for extra examine, and the topically prepared bibliography presents one more finished directory of vital assets, together with movies and videos.

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Congress. apartment. Committee on Un-American actions; U. S. Congressional Investigations of Propaganda ANTI-IMPERIALIST LEAGUE. A political association of approximately 1898 to 1900, composed essentially of Democrats with a number of Republicans additionally partaking. It was once began in overdue 1898 in different jap towns through average reformers and anti-imperialists, resembling Carl Schurz, E. L. Godkin, Edward Atkinson, and Charles Eliot Norton. In 1899, neighborhood companies have been joined in one American Anti-Imperialist League, which propagandized the rustic and the Congress by means of preserving meetings, sponsoring audio system, and publishing pamphlets and articles opposing America's colonial coverage, reminiscent of sour denunciations of the U. S. Army's use of torture to suppress uprising within the Philippines. Andrew Carnegie funded a lot of the crusade with a lot lively aid from exertions, agricultural, and ethnic leaders. The league disbanded in 1920, however the similar identify was once used later within the Twenties via a Communist entrance association, AllAmerican Anti-Imperialist League. extra interpreting: Robert L. Beisner, Twelve opposed to Empire: The Anti-Imperialists, 1898-1900 (New York, McGraw-Hill, 1968); David Healy, U. S. Expansionism: The Imperialist Urge within the Nineties (Madison: collage of Wisconsin, 1970). ANTI-SEMITIC PROPAGANDA. Anti-Semitism has frequently been used as a propaganda car. it's the trust or habit adverse towards Jews simply because they're Jewish. it may possibly take the shape of spiritual teachings that proclaim the inferiority of Jews, for example, or political efforts to isolate, oppress, or differently injure them. it can additionally contain prejudiced or stereotyped perspectives approximately Jews. Earliest occasions within the 19th century, anti-Semites became to the recent "racial science," an try by means of quite a few scientists and writers to "prove" the supremacy of non-Jewish whites. The competitors of Jews argued that Jewishness was once no longer a faith yet a racial classification, and that the Jewish "race" used to be biologically inferior, a trust that later turned Germany's justification for trying to kill each Jewish individual in lands Germany occupied in the course of international struggle II, no matter if the individual practiced Judaism or now not. The Holocaust, as this systematic mass extermination among 1939 and 1945 is understood, ended in the dying of six million Jews, greater than one-third of the world's Jewish inhabitants. Post-World conflict II seeing that international struggle II, stereotypes approximately Jews stay universal. The hatred of Jewishness and the conspiracy ideals of previous eras are for the main half shared purely through tiny numbers of these at the fringes of society, even supposing because the international alternate middle and Oklahoma bombings confirmed, even a handful of extremists can hold 16 Anti-Semitic Propaganda out acts of serious violence. There are exceptions. war of words over coverage towards the kingdom of Israel has created possibilities during which the expression "Zionist," aid for Israel because the Jewish native land, is frequently used as an anti-Semitic code be aware for " J e w " m mainstream debate. Holocaust denial and different fresh rewritings of historical past, akin to the fake declare that Jews managed the Atlantic slave alternate, current unfounded information regarding the occasions of the previous to make Jews look underhanded and evil.

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