Map of the U.S.
- Alternate Title:
- Kaart van de U.S. waarop een deel van den arbeid van de 48 staten in oorlogs en vredestijd is afgebeeldm (A Map of the U.S. Showing Some of the Work of the 48 States in War and Peace)
- Map of the U.S.
- Persuasive Maps: PJ Mode Collection
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- 1940 - 1959
- World War II
- 35 x 52 (sheet) (centimeters, height x width)
- As allied forces achieved success in the liberation of Europe, the U.S. government worked with publishers and other media entities to produce "consolidation propaganda," materials to help win the peace (Hench 2010, 69). One of the principal objectives of this effort was "disintoxification," reorienting the mindset of civilians from years of "an unrelenting onslaught of Nazi censorship and propaganda," particularly "the highly negative picture of Americans and their culture that Goebbels's propaganda machine had spread widely." Another goal was "to explain what the United States had been doing during the War," since Europeans knew "surprisingly little about the U.S. war effort." (Ibid).
This map was part of that effort
it is filled with images are of friendly, happy, industrious Americans. Many are shown in the roles they played in winning the war: building aircraft in Washington, tanks in Detroit, ships in California and on the Gulf Coast
military training in Texas, Georgia and North Carolina. Others are shown in their peacetime roles: growing potatoes, timber, tobacco, cattle, sheep, corn and cotton
producing textiles, steel, oil, cheese and movies
racing horses, fishing and skiing.
It was the centerfold in a magazine entitled Kijk (Look) distributed in Belgium in December 1944. A notation in the magazine describes it a "a fortnightly published by the American Information Service. The edition will be discontinued as soon as a need for it no longer exists among the Belgian people."
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- Kijk Magazine, December 1944
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- P.J. Mode collection of persuasive cartography, #8548. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
- Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
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- P.J. Mode collection of persuasive cartography
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