World War I on the Homefront: Persuasion and Propaganda

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October 24, 2015, 12:00 PM CT

Presented by Lorraine Madway

When the United States entered World War I in the spring of 1917, the civilian population was aware of the high casualty rates from trench warfare and the resulting low morale. It was necessary to inspire and inform people in ways that were both heroic and practical. This presentation will highlight posters, pamphlets, and sheet music that encouraged Americans to buy Liberty Bonds; raise, conserve, and send food to Europe; and promote the importance of books and libraries as a vital component of democracy.

McPherson County Historical Society
640 Sonora Dr
Mcpherson, KS 67460-2624
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Sponsored by: McPherson County Historical Society

For more information about this event, please contact:
David Nigh
(620) 241-0604