Holding Fast the Inner Lines: Democracy, Nationalism, and the Committee on Public Information

Holding Fast the Inner Lines: Democracy, Nationalism, and the Committee on Public Information

by Stephen L. Vaughn

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The Committee on Public Information, the major American propaganda agency during World War I, attracted a wide range of reform-oriented men and women who tried to generate enthusiasm for Wilson's international and domestic ideals. Vaughn shows that the CPI encouraged an imperial presidency, urged limits on free speech and called for an almost mystical attachment to the nation, but it also tried to present dispassionately the causes of American intervention in the war.

Originally published in 1980.

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ISBN-13: 9780807898024
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 01/27/2011
Series: Supplementary Volumes to The Papers of Woodrow Wilson
Edition description: 1
Pages: 411
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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This excellent, well- researched book on a little known World War I experiment in American mass propaganda is a scholarly and readable work.--Library Journal

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