German Propaganda and U.S. Neutrality in World War I
Chad R. Fulwider
296 pages
6 x 9
10 illustrations, notes
2016

Formats available:
Hardcover   $60.00 SH
ISBN: 978-0-8262-2058-5
E Book   $60.00 SH
ISBN: 978-0-8262-7343-7

About the Book

In the fading evening light of August 4, 1914, Great Britain’s H.M.S. Telconia set off on a mission to sever the five transatlantic cables linking Germany and the United States. Thus Britain launched its first attack of World War I and simultaneously commenced what became the war’s most decisive battle: the battle for American public opinion.


In this revealing study, Chad Fulwider analyzes the efforts undertaken by German organizations, including the German Foreign Ministry, to keep the United States out of the war. Utilizing archival records, newspapers, and “official” propaganda, the book also assesses the cultural impact of Germany’s political mission within the United States and comments upon the perception of American life in Europe during the early twentieth century.


Authors/Editors

Chad R. Fulwider is an associate professor of modern European history at Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport. He contributes articles to and serves as a reviewer for 1914-1918 Online, the International Encyclopedia of the First World War.


Reviews

“Until now, there has been no comprehensive study of German propagandists’ efforts to keep the United States out of the First World War. In this deeply researched book, Chad Fulwider presents a nuanced view of these propaganda operations, exposing many fascinating aspects of these activities and filling a large gap in the historiography of World War I.”—Thomas Boghardt, author of The Zimmerman Telegram: Intelligence, Diplomacy, and America’s Entry into World War I


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