Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: The Brownies Book

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

The Brownies Book

In the article, The Brownies Book the author talk about two young boys sam who is a white boy and billy who is a brown boy. They were two boys who would wander and be toghther. They would spilt everything equally for instance if they only had one dime or apple they would spilt it down the middle. When they went to the city's auditorium they played a song which was "My Country". Which implies that its my country and you should be loyal and do what ever you can to stay loyal. A soilder spoke and told them that "Fellow Americans Your Country is calling you". To support the United States and join the army.The propaganda in this article is when they were telling the young boys that if you join it will offer you training, health, education, scientific, and vocational. This makes it seem to these young boys that its a great idea. Fighting your country, being loyal to them and getting benefits with it. We know even now a days that there is a lot of propaganda, they have commericals on all the time about war and if you join you will get free things such as Education and sometimes even housing. They do this so people will join the army becuase the benefits sound good to some people.

1 Comments:

Blogger A. Mattson said...

The Brownies Book article is a fascinating document. It is written after the war by a young girl. It is not written by the CPI or the American government. It is not technically U.S. government propaganda. It is published in "The Crisis" which was the monthly magazine of the NAACP. The themes are clearly patriotic, but there is something else at work here, war time propaganda is taking on a new form, is being reproduced by Americans for their own goals and interests. What was the purpose of this piece? It is not to sell the War, because the war is over.

2/23/2006 11:28 AM  

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