Propaganda, Public Diplomacy, and National Security

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Allen, George V. “Propaganda: A Conscious Weapon of Diplomacy.” The Department of State Bulletin 21, no. 546 (December 19, 1949): 941-943.

Alpers, Benjamin L.  Dictators, Democracy, and American Public Culture: Envisioning the Totalitarian Enemy, 1920s–1950s.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003.

Anreus, Alejandro, Diana L. Linden, and Jonathan Weinberg.  The Social and the Real: Political Art in the1930s in the Western Hemisphere.  University Park: Penn State University Press, 2006.

Arndt, Richard T.  The First Resort of Kings: American Cultural Diplomacy in the 20th Century.  Dulles, VA: Potomac Books, 2005.

Aulich, James. War Posters: Weapons of Mass Communication.  New York: Thames & Hudson, 2007.

Auerbach, Jonathan, and Russ Castronovo, eds.  The Oxford Handbook of Propaganda Studies. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. 

Auerbach, Jonathan.  Weapons of Democracy: Propaganda, Progressivism, and American Public Opinion.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015.

Axelrod, Alan.  Selling the Great War: The Making of American Propaganda.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

Balfour, Michael.  Propaganda in War and Peace, 1939-1945.  Boston: Routledge and Keegan Paul, 1979.

Barnhisel, Greg, and Catherine Turner, eds.  Pressing the Fight: Print, Propaganda, and the Cold War.  Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2010.

Barrett, Edward W.  Truth is Our Weapon.  New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1953.

Beals, Carleton, The Coming Struggle for Latin America. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott and Co., 1938.

Bean, Walton.  “George Creel and His Critics: A Study of Attacks on the Committee on Public Information.”  PhD dissertation, University of California, 1941.    

Belmonte, Laura Ann.  “Defending a Way of Life:  American Propaganda and the Cold War, 1945-1961.”  PhD dissertation, University of Virginia, 1996.

Belmonte, Laura A. “Exporting America: The U.S. Propaganda Offensive, 1945–1959.” in The Arts of Democracy: Art, Public Culture, and the State.  ed. Casey Nelson Blake, 123–50. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007.

Belmonte, Laura A.  Selling the American Way: U.S. Propaganda and the Cold War.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008.

Berinsky, Adam J.  In Time of War: Understanding American Public Opinion from World War II to Iraq.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009.

Bernays, Edward.  Propaganda.  New York: Liveright, 1928.

Bernhard, Nancy E.  “Clearer Than Truth: Public Affairs Television and the State Department’s Domestic Information Campaigns, 1947-1952.”  Diplomatic History 21 (Fall 1997): 545-568.

Bernhard, Nancy E. US Television News and Cold War Propaganda, 1947-1960. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Bird Jr., William L. and Harry R. Rubenstein. Design for Victory: World War II Posters on the American Home Front. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1998.

Blakey, George T.  Historians on the Homefront: American Propagandists for the Great War.  Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1970.

Block, Ralph.  “Propaganda and the Free Society.”  Public Opinion Quarterly 12:4 (Winter 1948-49): 677-686.

Bogart, Leo.  Premises for Propaganda: The United States Information Agency’s Operating Assumptions in the Cold War.  New York: Free Press, 1976.

Boyd, Douglas A. “The Pre-History of the Voice of America.”  Public Telecommunications Review 2: 6 (December 1974): 38-45.    

Brcak, Nancy, and John R. Pavia. “Racism in Japanese and United States Wartime Propaganda.” Historian 56 (Summer 1994): 671-684.

Brewer, Susan A.  Why America Fights: Patriotism and War Propaganda from the Philippines to Iraq.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Bruntz, George G. Allied Propaganda and the Collapse of the German Empire in 1918.  Stanford University: Stanford University Press, 1938.

Browne, Donald R. “The Voice of America: Policies and Problems.” Journalism Monographs 43 (1976).

Bruntz, G.G.  Allied Propaganda and the Collapse of the German Empire in 1918.  Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 1938.

Brydon, Steven R.  American Propaganda From the Spanish-American War to Iraq.  Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2021.

Buitenhuis, Peter. The Great War of Words: British, American and Canadian Propaganda and Fiction, 1914-1933.   Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1987.

Caroll, Wallace.  Persuade or Perish.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1948.

Casey, Steven.  Selling the Korean War: Propaganda, Politics, and Public Opinion in the United States, 1950-1953.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Caute, David.  The Dancer Defects: The Struggle for Cultural Supremacy during the Cold War.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Chandler, Robert W.  War of Ideas: The US Propaganda Campaign in Vietnam.  Boulder: Westview Press, 1981.

Chittick, William O.  “The Domestic Information Activities of the Department of State.”  PhD dissertation, Johns Hopkins University, 1964.

Choukas, Michael.  Propaganda Comes of Age.  Washington: Public Affairs Press, 1965.

Christia, Thomas B., and Andrew M. Clark.  “Framing Two Enemies in Mass Media: A Content Analysis of U.S. Government Influence in American Film During World War II.”  American Journalism 25:1 (Winter 2008): 55-72.

Cole, Robert, ed., The Encyclopedia of Propaganda. New York: Sharpe, 1998.

Collins, Ross F. “This is Your Propaganda, Kids: Building a War Myth for World War I Children.” Journalism History 38:1 (2012): 13-22.

Cone, Stacey.  “Democratic Morality and the Freedom Academy Debate: Thought Control, Propaganda, and the US Government, 1954-1968.”  PhD dissertation, University of North Carolina, 2002.

Cone, Stacey.  “Pulling the Plug on America’s Propaganda: Senator W.J. Fullbright’s Leadership of the Anti-Propaganda Movement, 1943-1974.”  Journalism History 30:4 (Winter 2005): 166-176.

Cone, Stacey.  “The Pentagon’s Propaganda Windmills” Journalism History 33 (Spring 2007): 24-41.

Coste, Brutus.  “Propaganda to Eastern Europe.”  Public Opinion Quarterly 14:4 (Winter 1950-51): 639-666.

Cramer Brownell, Kathryn.  “It is Entertainment, and It Will Sell Bonds!  16mm Film and the World War II War Bond Campaign.”  The Moving Image 10:2 (Fall 2010): 60-82.

Creel, George.  How We Advertised America. New York: Harper Brothers, 1920.

Critchlow, James.  Radio Hole-in-the-Head: Radio Liberty- An Insider’s Story of Cold War Broadcasting.  Washington: American University Press, 1995.

Culbert, David H. “Why We Fight: Social Engineering For a Democratic Society at War.” in Film and Radio Propaganda in World War II, K.R.M. Short, ed. London: Croon Helm, 1983.

Culbert, David H., ed.  Film and Propaganda in America: A Documentary History. 4 Volumes.  New York: Greenwood Press, 1990.

Culbert, David. “Public Diplomacy and the International History of Mass Media: The usia, the Kennedy Assassination, and the World” Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television 30 (September 2010), 421–432.

Cull, Nicholas John. Selling War: The British Propaganda Campaign against American “Neutrality” in World War II. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Cull, Nicholas J.  “The Man Who Invented Truth: The Tenure of Edward R. Murrow as Director of the United States Information Agency during the Kennedy Years.”  Cold War History 4: 1 (2003): 23-48.

Cull, Nicholas J.  The Cold War and the United States Information Agency: American Propaganda and Public Diplomacy, 1945–1989. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Cummings, Richard H.   Cold War Radio: The Dangerous History of American Broadcasting in Europe, 1950-1989.  Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2009.

Cummings, Richard H.  Radio Free Europe’s Crusade for Freedom: Rallying Americans Behind Cold War Broadcasting, 1950-1960.  Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2010.

Davenport, Lisa E.  Jazz Diplomacy: Promoting America in the Cold War Era. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2009.

Davis, Elmer.  “Report to the President.”  edited by Ronald T. Farrar.  Journalism Monographs No. 7 (August 1968).  (reprint of official report of OWI in WWII)

Dawnsley, Gary D.  Radio Diplomacy and Propaganda: The BBC and VOA in International Politics, 1955-64.  New York: St. Martin’s, 1996.

DeBauche, Leslie Midkiff. Reel Patriotism: The Movies and World War I.  Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1997.

Deihl, E. Roderick, “South of the Border: The NBC and CBS Radio Networks and the Latin American Venture, 1930-1942,” Communication Quarterly, Vol. 25, No. 4 (Fall 1977), p. 2-12.    

Dizard, Wilson P.  The Strategy for Truth: The Story of the U.S. Information Service.  Washington DC: Public Affairs Press, 1961.

Doll, Kathleen Elizabeth. “Persuasive Potential: U.S. Psychological Operations from the Korean War to the Vietnam War.” PhD dissertation, Indiana University, 2021.

Doob, Leonard William. Propaganda: Its Psychology and Technique.  New York: H. Holt and Co., 1935.

Doob, Leonard W.  Public Opinion and Propaganda.  New York: Henry Holt, 1948.

Dryer, Sherman H., Radio in Wartime.  New York: Greenberg, 1942.    

Dunbar, Burton L.  Art and Propaganda: Images of Ourselves and out Enemies, 1914-1918.  Kansas City: Liberty Memorial Museum, 1987.

Elder, Robert.  The Information Machine: The United States Information Agency and American Foreign Policy.  Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1968.

Ellul, Jacques. Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes. New York: Vintage Books, 1965. 

Falk, Andrew J.  Upstaging the Cold War: American Dissent and Cultural Diplomacy, 1940-1960.  Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2010.

Fawcett, Bill, ed. You Said What? Lies and Propaganda throughout History. New York: HarperCollins, 2007.

Fejes, Fred. Imperialism, Media, and the Good Neighbor: New Deal Foreign Policy and United States Shortwave Broadcasting to Latin America.  Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publishers, 1986.

Fitzpatrick, Dick.  “Telling the World about America.”  Public Opinion Quarterly 10:4 (Winter 1946-47): 582-592. 

Fondren, Elisabeth.  “Banned Wherever Truth is Banned: Allied Airborne Propaganda, Cultural Information Warfare, and Targeting Nazi Germany with News From the Sky.” Journal of War & Culture Studies 16:2 (2023): 1-25.  

Foster, H. Schulyer, Jr.  “How America Became Belligerent.”  American Journal of Sociology 40 (1935): 464-475.   WWI prop.

Fousek, John.  To Lead the Free World: American Nationalism and the Cultural Roots of the Cold War. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000.

Freid, Jacob H.  “The OWI’s Moscow Desk.”   Public Opinion Quarterly 10:2 (Summer 1946): 156-167.

Frohardt-Lane, Sarah. “Promoting a Culture of Driving: Rationing, Car Sharing, and Propaganda in World War II.” Journal of American Studies 46:2 (2012): 337-355.

King, Erica G.  “Exposing the Age of Lies: The Propaganda Menace as Portrayed by Magazines in the Aftermath of World War I.” Journal of American Culture 12 (1989): 35-40.

Garrett, Amy C.  “Marketing America: Public Culture and Public Diplomacy in the Marshall Plan Era, 1947-1954.”  PhD dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, 2004.

Gary, Brett. The Nervous Liberals: Propaganda Anxieties from World War I to the Cold War.  New York: Columbia University Press, 1999.

Girona, Ramon, and Jordi Xifra.  “The Office of Facts and Figures: Archibald MacLeish and the ‘Strategy of Truth.’” Public Relations Review 35:3 (September 2009): 287-290.

Goodnow, Trischa, and James J. Kimble, eds. The 10 Cent War: Comic Books, Propaganda, and World War II.  Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 2017.

Grandin, Thomas.  The Political Uses of Radio.  New York: Arno, 1971.  (reprint of 1939 publication)

Grandstaff, Mark R.  “Making the Military American: Advertising, Reform, and the Demise of an Anti-Standing Military Tradition, 1945-1955.”  Journal of Military History 60:2 (April 1996): 299-323.

Granville, Johnanna.  “Caught with Jam on our Fingers: Radio Free Europe and the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.”  Diplomatic History 29 (November 2005): 811-840.

Green, Fitzhugh.  American Propaganda Abroad.  New York: Hippocrene, 1988.

Greenberg, David. “The Ominous Clang: Fears of Propaganda from World War I to World War II,” in Media Nation: The Political History of News in Modern America, eds. Bruce J. Schulman and Julian E. Zelizer (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017).

Grieves, Kevin.  “The U.S. Information Bulletin and Mixed Signals in the Democracy Lessons for Postwar Germany.”  American Journalism 25:3 (Summer 2008): 71-96.

Grossman, Andrew D. Neither Dead Nor Red: Civilian Defense and American Political Development During the Early Cold War.  New York: Routledge, 2001. 

Gruber, Carol. Mars and Minerva: World War I and the Uses of Higher Learning in America.  Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1975.

Grutza, Anna. “Radio Free Europe and Cold War Truth Games: Trustworthy Messages Beyond the Great Divide.” Journal of Film, Radio, and Television 39:3 (2019): 479-498.

Guth, David W. “From OWI to USIA: The Jackson Committee’s Search for the Real ‘Voice’ of America.” American Journalism 19:1 (2002): 13-37.

Hale, Julian.  Radio Power: Propaganda and International Broadcasting.  Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1975.

Hamblin, Terry Robert.  “Selling America: The ‘Voice of America’ and United States Radio Propaganda to Western Europe, 1945–1954.”  PhD dissertation, State University of New York- Stony Brook, 2006. 

Hamilton, John Maxwell.  Manipulating the Masses: Woodrow Wilson and the Birth of American Propaganda.  Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 2020.  

Hansen, Allen C.  USIA: Public Diplomacy in the Computer Age.  2nd ed.  New York: Praeger, 1989.

Harris, Elliot.  The “Un-American” Weapon: Psychological Warfare.  New York: Lads, 1967.

Hart, Justin.  “Making Democracy Safe for the World: Race, Propaganda, and the Transformation of U.S. Foreign Policy During World War II.”  Pacific Historical Review 73 (February 2004): 49-84.

Hart, Sue. “Madison Avenue Goes to War: Patriotism in Advertising During World War II.” In Visions of War: World War II in Popular Literature and Culture, edited by M. Paul Holsinger. Bowling Green: Bowling Green State University Press, 1992.

Hiebert, Ray Eldon, and Carlton E. Spitzer, eds.  The Voice of Government.  New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1968.

Heil, Alan L.  Voice of America: A History.  New York: Columbia University Press, 2003.

Hench, John B.  Books as Weapons: Propaganda, Publishing, and the Battle for Global Markets in the Era of World War II.  Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2010.

Henderson, John W.  The United States Information Agency.  New York: Praeger, 1969.

Herzog, Herta.  “Listener Mail to the Voice of America.”  Public Opinion Quarterly 16:4 (Winter 1952-53): 607-611.   

Hixson, Walter L.  Parting the Curtain: Propaganda, Culture and the Cold War.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 1998.

Hogan, J. Michael. “The Science of Cold War Strategy: Propaganda and Public Opinion in the Eisenhower Administration’s War of Words.” in Critical Reflections on the Cold War: Linking Rhetoric and History, Martin J. Medhurst and H.W. Brands, eds. College Station: Texas A&M Press, 2001.

Honey, Maureen. Creating Rosie the Riveter: Class, Gender, and Propaganda During World War II. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1984.

Horton, Gerd.  Radio Goes To War: The Cultural Politics of Propaganda During World War II.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.

Howell, Thomas. “The Writers’ War Board: U.S. Domestic Propaganda in World War II.” Historian 59:4 (Summer 1997): 795-813.

Huebner, Lee W.  “The Discovery of Propaganda: Changing Attitudes Toward Public Communication in America, 1900-1930.” PhD dissertation, Harvard University, 1968.

Inkeles, Alex.  “Soviet Reactions to the Voice of America.”  Public Opinion Quarterly 16:4 (Winter 1952-53): 612-617.

Jacobs, Matthew D. “A Psychological Offensive: United States Public Diplomacy, Revolutionary Cuba, and the Contest of Latin American Hearts and Minds during the 1960s.” PhD dissertation, Ohio University, 2015.

Johnstone, Andrew. “Creating a ‘Democratic Foreign Policy’: The State Department’s Division of Public Liaison and Public Opinion, 1944–1953.” Diplomatic History 35 (June 2011): 483–503.

Jordan, John M. Machine-Age Ideology: Social Engineering and American Liberalism, 1911-1939.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1994.

Jowett, Garth S., and Victoria O’Donnell.  Propaganda and Persuasion.  5th ed.  Los Angeles: SAGE, 2011.

Joye, Walter.  The Propaganda Gap.  New York: Harper and Row, 1963.

Kennedy, Liam, and Scott Lucas.  “Enduring Freedom: Public Diplomacy and U.S. Foreign Policy.”  American Quarterly 57:2 (June 2005): 309-333.

Kevill-Davies, Harriette.  “Children Crusading Against Communism: Mobilizing Boys as Citizens in the Early Cold War State.”  Rhetoric & Public Affairs 21:2 (Summer 2018): 235-277.

Kimble, James Jerry.  “Mobilizing the Home Front: War Bonds, Morale, and the U.S. Treasury’s Domestic Propaganda Campaign, 1942-1945.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Maryland, 2001.

Kimble, James J.  Mobilizing the Home Front: War Bonds and Domestic Propaganda.  College Station: Texas A&M Press, 2006.

King, Erika G.  “Exposing the Age of Lies: The Propaganda Menace as Portrayed in American Magazines in the Aftermath of World War I.”  Journal of American Culture 12:1 (Spring 1989): 35-40.

Knutson, Anne C.  “Beasts, Brawn, and Selling a War: American World War I Propaganda Posters, 1917-1918.”  PhD dissertation, University of Pittsburg, 1997.

Koppes, Clayton C. and Gregory D. Black. Hollywood Goes to War: How Politics, Profits and Propaganda Shaped World War II Movies. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987.

Lass, Autumn.  “Fact Givers or Fact Makers? The Dilemma of Information-Making in the State Department’s Office of Public Affairs During the Truman Administration,” in The Cold War at Home and Abroad: Domestic Politics and US Foreign Policy Since 1945, Andrew L. Johns and Mitchell B. Lerner, eds.  Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2018.

Laurie, Clayton D.  “The Chanting of Crusaders: Captain Heber Blankenhorn and AEF Combat Propaganda in World War I.”  Journal of Military History 59:3 (July 1995): 457-481.  

Laurie, Clayton D. The Propaganda Warriors: America’s Crusade Against Nazi Germany. Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 1996.

Lavine, Harold, and James Wechsler. War Propaganda and the United States. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1940.

Lee, Alfred McClung. How to Understand Propaganda.  New York: Rinehart, 1953.

Lee, Mordecai.  Promoting the War Effort: Robert Horton and Federal Propaganda, 1938-1946.  Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2012.

Lee, Yoon-Joo, and Naeemah Clark.  “I’m Saying This for Uncle Sam!’: How Corporations Used Images of Family to Help Fund World War II.”  Advertising and Society Review 10:2 (1999).

Leigh, Michael.  Mobilizing Consent: Public Opinion and American Foreign Policy, 1937-1947.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1988.

Lentz, Richard, and Carla Gower.  The Opinions of Mankind: Racial Issues, Press, and Propaganda in the Cold War.  Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2011.
Lerner, Daniel, ed.  Propaganda in War and Crisis.  New York: Stewart, 1951.

Lippmann, Walter. Public Opinion.  New York: The Free Press, 1922.

Luconi, Stefano.  “The Voice of the Motherland: Pro-Fascist Broadcasters for the Italian-American Communities in the United States.”  Journal of Radio Studies 8 (2001): 61-80.

Lumley, Frederick E.  The Propaganda Menace.  New York: Century, 1933.

Lutz, Ralph Haswell. “Studies of World War Propaganda, 1914-33.” The Journal of Modern History 5: 4 (December 1933): 496-516.

Machcewicz, Pawel. Poland’s War on Radio Free Europe, 1950-1989.  Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2014.

Manning, Martin, and Herbert Romerstein.  Historical Dictionary of American Propaganda.  Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2004.

Margolin, Leo. Paper Bullets: A Brief Story of Psychological Warfare in World War II. New York: Froben Press, 1946.

Messinger, Gary S. The Battle for the Mind: War and Peace in the Era of Mass Communication. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2011.

Meyers, James M.  The Bureau of Motion Pictures and its Influence on Film Content During World War II.  Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 1998.

Minor, Dale.  The Information War.  New York: Hawthorn Books, 1970.

Mock, James R. and Cedric Larson. Words That Won the War: The Story of the Committee on Public Information, 1917-1919. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1939.

Montague, Clifford.  “OWI: Winning Wars with Words.”  Media History Digest 11:2 (1991): 28-46.

Nagy, Alex.  “Word Wars at Home: U.S. Response to World War II Propaganda.” Journalism Quarterly 67:1 (1990): 207-213.

Nelson, Michael.  War of the Black Heavens: The Battles of Western Broadcasting in the Cold War.  New York: Brassey’s, 2007.

Nelson, Richard Alan.  A Chronology and Glossary of Propaganda in the United States.  Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1996.

Nemeck, Maureen J.  “Speaking of America: The Voice of America, Mission and Message, 1942-1982.” PhD dissertation, University of Maryland, 1984.

Ninkovich, Frank.  The Diplomacy of Ideas: U.S. Foreign Policy and Cultural Relations, 1938-1950.  New York: Cambridge University Press, 1981.

Oakes, Guy.  The Imaginary War: Civil Defense and American Cold War Culture.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1994. 

Osgood, Kenneth Alan.  “Total Cold War: US Propaganda in the ‘Free World,’ 1953-1960.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of California- Santa Barbara, 2001.

Osgood, Kenneth.  Total Cold War: Eisenhower’s Secret Propaganda Battle at Home and Abroad.  Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2006.

Osgood, Kenneth A.  “Words and Deeds: Race, Colonialism, and Eisenhower’s Propaganda War in the Third World,” in The Eisenhower Administration, the Third World, and the Globalization of the Cold War, ed. Kathryn C. Statler and Andrew L. Johns.  Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2006.

Osgood, Kenneth, and Andrew Frank, eds.  Selling War in a Media Age: The Presidency and Public Opinion in the American Century.  Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2010.

Page, Caroline.  U.S. Official Propaganda During the Vietnam War, 1965-1973: The Limits of Persuasion.  London: Leicester University Press, 1996.

Palmer, Allen W., and Edward L. Carter.  “ The Smith-Mundt Act’s Ban on Domestic Propaganda: An Analysis of the Cold War Statute Limiting Access to Public Diplomacy.”  Communication Law and Policy11:1 (Winter 2006): 1-34.

Parry-Giles, Shawn J. “Militarizing America’s Propaganda Program, 1945-1955.” in Critical Reflections on the Cold War: Linking Rhetoric and History, Martin J. Medhurst and H.W. Brands, eds. College Station: Texas A&M Press, 2001.

Parry-Giles, Shawn J.  The Rhetorical Presidency, Propaganda, and the Cold War, 1945–1955.  Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2002.

Phillips, H. Hart.  “The Future of American Propaganda in Latin America.”  Public Opinion Quarterly 9:3 (Autumn 1945): 305-312.

Pinkleton, B.  “The Campaign of the Committee on Public Information: Its Contributions to the History and Evolution of Public Relations.”  Journal of Public Relations Research 6:4 (1994): 229-240.

Pirsein, Robert W. “The Voice of America: A History of the International Broadcasting Activities of the United States Government, 1940-1962.” PhD dissertation, Northwestern University, 1970.

Polk, Andrew R.  Faith in Freedom: Propaganda, Presidential Politics, and the Making of an American Religion. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2021.

Pomar, Mark G.  Cold War Radio: The Russian Broadcasts of the Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.  Lincoln: Potomac Books, 2022.

Ponder, Stephen.  “Popular Propaganda: The Food Administration in World War I.”  Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly 72:3 (1995): 539-550.

Ponsonby, Arthur.  Falsehood in Wartime, Containing an Assortment of Lies Circulated Throughout the Nations During the Great War.  New York: E.P. Dutton, 1928.

Pullin, Eric D.  “‘Noise and Flutter’: American Propaganda Strategy and Operation in India during World War II.”  Diplomatic History 34 (April 2010): 275–298.

Qualter, Terence H.  Propaganda and Psychological Warfare.  New York: Random House, 1962.

Qualter, Terence H. Opinion Control in the Democracies.  New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1985.

Rassmussen, Christopher.  “Kennedy’s Amerika: The Transcendent Turn in American Propaganda, 1961-1963.”   Journalism History 42:3 (Fall 2016): 130-141.

Read, James M.   Atrocity Propaganda: 1914-1919.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 1941.

Reich, Elizabeth. “A Broader Nationalism: Reconstructing Memory, National Narratives, and Spectatorship in World War II Black Audience Propaganda.” Screen 54 (Summer 2013): 174–193.

Rhodes, Anthony. Propaganda: The Art of Persuasion in World War II. New York: Chelsea House, 1976. 

Ringstad, Arnold. “The Evolution of American Civil Defense Film Rhetoric.” Journal of Cold War Studies 14:4 (Fall 2012): 93-121. 

Robbins, Louise S.  “Publishing American Values: The Franklin Book Programs as Cold War Cultural Diplomacy.”  Library Trends 55:3 (Winter 2007): 638-650.

Roberts, Van Thomas. “Censorship and Propaganda in the Warner Brothers War Films of World War II, 1942–1945.”  PhD dissertation, Mississippi State University, 2006.

Roetter, Charles. The Art of Psychological Warfare, 1914-1945.  New York: Stein and Day, 1974. 

Rollins, Peter C.  “Frank Capra’s Why We Fight Series and Our American Dream.”  Journal of American Culture 19:4 (Winter 1996): 81-86.

Rolo, Charles J., Radio Goes to War: The “Fourth Front.”  New York: Putnam and Sons, 1942.    

Ross, Stewart Halsey.  Propaganda for War: How the United States Was Conditioned to Fight the Great War of 1914-1918.  Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, 1996.

Rossini, Daniela.  Woodrow Wilson and the American Myth in Italy: Culture, Diplomacy, and War Propaganda.  Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2008.

Russell, Edmund P.  “Speaking of Annihilation: Mobilizing for War Against Insect and Human Enemies, 1914-1945.”  Journal of American History 82 (March 1996).

Salwen, Michael B., “Broadcasting to Latin America: Reconciling Industry-Government Functions in the Pre-Voice of America Era,” Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol. 17, No. 1 (1997), pp. 67-89.    

Sbardellati, John.  “Cold War, Culture War: The FBI and the Battle over Film Propaganda.”  PhD dissertation, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2006.   

Schiffrin, Anya. “Fighting Disinformation in the 1930s: Clyde Miller and the Institute for Propaganda Analysis.” International Journal of Communication 16 (2022): [n.p.]

Schwalbe, Carol B.  “Jacqueline Kennedy and Cold War Propaganda.”  Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media 49:1 (March 2005): 111-127.

Schlosser, Nicholas J.  Cold War on the Airwaves: The Radio Propaganda War Against East Germany.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015.

Schwenk-Borrell, Melinda M.  “Selling Democracy: The USIA’s Portrayal of American Race Relations, 1953-1976.”  PhD dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, 2004.

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