Historian discusses American propaganda
Susan Brewer will present “War Stories: American Propaganda, History, Legacies” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, at the Waupaca Area Public Library.
Hosted by Winchester Academy, the program free and open to the public.
In the United States, war propaganda traditionally has presented conflicts as a clear and compelling story of good versus evil.
In the past,” Brewer said, “propaganda showed Americans fighting for civilization against barbarism in World War I, for democracy against dictatorship in World War II, for freedom against communism in the Cold War, and for civilization against barbarism again in the Global War on Terror. “
Brewer’s program, illustrated by posters, film clips and media coverage, will explore the history of American war propaganda and considers its legacies for today.
Brewer is a recently retired history professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, specializing in American foreign relations. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, her master’s degree at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and her doctorate from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
She is the author of two books: “Why America Fights: Patriotism and War Propaganda from the Philippines to Iraq” and “To Win the Peace: British Propaganda in the United States during World War I.”
Cookies and coffee are served at 6 p.m. and the program begins promptly at 6:30.
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