Mobilizing the Home Front

Mobilizing the Home Front

War Bonds and Domestic Propaganda

Book - 2006
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During World War II, the home front offered unprecedented levels of moral, financial, and labor support for the war effort. This was no accident. Through the U.S. Treasury Department's war bond drives, Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration strategically cultivated national morale by creating the largest single domestic propaganda campaign known to that time. Donald Duck and Bugs Bunny joined Judy Garland, Dorothy Lamour, and Lana Turner to urge Americans to buy war bonds, helping to create a virtual army of home front soldiers. Dr. Seuss drew cartoons, Irving Berlin wrote songs, and Norman Rockwell designed posters to help raise over $185 billion for the struggle, most of it coming from average citizens who well remembered the poverty of the Depression. In Mobilizing the Home Front, James J. Kimble marshals archival documents, public appeals, and a wealth of internal memoranda, reports, and surveys to offer a new understanding of the government's eight war bond drives and the psyche of the nation at war. peace studies, this book adds new dimensions to our understanding of the waging of war by the Greatest Generation.
Publisher: College Station : Texas A&M University Press, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781585444854
1585444855
Branch Call Number: HG4936 .K55 2006
Characteristics: xi, 200 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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