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United States Propaganda in WWI

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The most far-reaching changes brought about by the war would be at home, rather than abroad. In the course of mobilizing to fight its first world war abroad, the U. S. government became larger and more centralized. One of President Wilson’s first steps was to create an independent agency to influence a divided American public in support of U. S. participation in a foreign war. The Committee on Public Information was the first large-scale use pf propaganda by the U. S. government. The CPI, also known as the Creel Committee, initiated a campaign borrowing all the techniques employed by the British and Germans, drawing on all the resources that the emerging industries of mass advertising and mass entertainment could provide. In the era of the first total war, the Creel Committee developed the first total propaganda machine.  Topics include: Propaganda 101: An Introduction, America’s propaganda machine: The Committee for Public Information, Propaganda in various media, and Unpacking propaganda: a practice session in analyzing U.S. war posters. $15 for Creative Retirement members.

Class Details

2 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

Iowa Valley Continuing Education

TBA Instructor 



Please read:  Ron Palumbo, Instructor



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Registration Closes On
Monday, October 12, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/7/2020 - 10/14/2020 Weekly - Wed 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Marshalltown, Iowa Valley Continuing Education  Map, Room: 803 Board Room TBA Instructor