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WWI: The Home Front
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Overview
Manipulating Minds: The War Propaganda Machine
To win the war, the Woodrow Wilson tapped George Creel to wage an organized, energetic, and successful propaganda campaign against U.S. citizens, their allies abroad, and even on the German citizenry. Meanwhile, Herbert Hoover organized the American food effort through the U.S. Food Administration. Superpatriotism united America in a shared set of values
 
Posters
A Gallery of WWI Posters
Before the advent of mass communications, the poster was the most visible propaganda tool at the disposal of the government. Discussed in more detail in the section above, this section provides a gallery of some of the posters produced in America during the Great War
 
Music
The War in Popular Music
[planned for the future]
The AHC is actively collecting sources for this section. Currently, we have more than 1,000 pieces of WWI music (both recorded and sheet music)
 
War Hysteria & the Persecution of German-Americans
War Hysteria & the Persecution of German-Americans
German-Americans had long been the largest non-English speaking minority in America. They had generally been successful immigrants and highly regarded. Stereotyping, Anti-German propaganda, fear, and ignorant superpatriotism resulted in largescale persecution of this group, especially those who were recently immigrated
 
The Espionage & Sedition Acts of 1917-1918
The Espionage & Sedition Acts of 1917-1918
[planned for the future]
 
 
The War in Children's Literature
The War in Children's Literature
Currently contains a gallery of covers. An essay on the subject is planned for the future
 
Other Home Front Popular Culture
Other Home Front Popular Culture
Contains a small gallery of images that don't fit into any of the other sections
 
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Last modified July 21, 2012