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The Resource Selling the American way : U.S. propaganda and the Cold War, Laura A. Belmonte

Selling the American way : U.S. propaganda and the Cold War, Laura A. Belmonte

Label
Selling the American way : U.S. propaganda and the Cold War
Title
Selling the American way
Title remainder
U.S. propaganda and the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
Laura A. Belmonte
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1955, the United States Information Agency published a lavishly illustrated booklet called "My America." Assembled ostensibly to document "the basic elements of a free dynamic society," the booklet emphasized cultural diversity, political freedom, and social mobility and made no mention of McCarthyism or the Cold War. Though hyperbolic, "My America" was, as Laura A. Belmonte shows, merely one of hundreds of pamphlets from this era written and distributed in an organized attempt to forge a collective defense of the "American way of life." "Selling the American Way" examines the context, content, and reception of U.S. propaganda during the early Cold War. Determined to protect democratic capitalism and undercut communism, U.S. information experts defined the national interest not only in geopolitical, economic, and military terms. Through radio shows, films, and publications, they also propagated a carefully constructed cultural narrative of freedom, progress, and abundance as a means of protecting national security. Not simply a one-way look at propaganda as it is produced, the book is a subtle investigation of how U.S. propaganda was received abroad and at home and how criticism of it by Congress and successive presidential administrations contributed to its modification
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Belmonte, Laura A
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cold War (1945-1989)
  • United States
  • United States
  • Propaganda, American
  • Nationalism
  • Cold War
  • HISTORY
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Nationalism
  • Propaganda, American
  • United States
  • Propaganda
  • Ost-West-Konflikt
  • USA
Label
Selling the American way : U.S. propaganda and the Cold War, Laura A. Belmonte
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages (187)-241) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Truman years -- The Eisenhower years -- Defining democracy: images of the American political system -- Selling capitalism: images of the economy, labor and consumerism -- "The red target is your home": images of gender and the family -- "A lynching should be reported without comment": images of race relations -- Conclusion: the costs and limits of selling "America."
Control code
ocn756583473
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 255 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812201239
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35dx8s
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)756583473
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Selling the American way : U.S. propaganda and the Cold War, Laura A. Belmonte
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages (187)-241) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Truman years -- The Eisenhower years -- Defining democracy: images of the American political system -- Selling capitalism: images of the economy, labor and consumerism -- "The red target is your home": images of gender and the family -- "A lynching should be reported without comment": images of race relations -- Conclusion: the costs and limits of selling "America."
Control code
ocn756583473
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 255 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812201239
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35dx8s
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)756583473
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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