Propaganda and Mass Persuasion: A Historical Encyclopedia, 1500 to the Present

Propaganda and Mass Persuasion: A Historical Encyclopedia, 1500 to the Present

Nicholas J. Cull, David Culbert, David Welch


This interesting survey presents a entire advent to propaganda, its altering nature, its practitioners, and its impression at the previous 5 centuries of worldwide historical past. Written by means of prime specialists, it covers the masters of the paintings from Joseph Goebbels to Mohandas Gandhi and examines greatly influential works of persuasion resembling Uncle ToM&Apos;s Cabin, strategies similar to motion pictures and posters, and key ideas like black propaganda and brainwashing.

Case reviews demonstrate the function of mass persuasion in the course of the Reformation, and wars all through heritage. nearby stories disguise propaganda superpowers, akin to Russia, China, and the USA, in addition to little-known propaganda campaigns in Southeast Asia, eire, and Scandinavia. The booklet lines the evolution of propaganda from the period of published handbills to desktop fakery, and profiles such superb practitioners of the paintings as 3rd Reich movie director Leni Riefenstahl and 19th-century cartoonist Thomas Nast, whose works helped to convey the infamous Boss Tweed to justice.

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