Susan Brewer

Susan Brewer

Title: Professor
Office: CCC 471
Phone: (715) 346-2336
Fax: (715) 346-4489

Education

Ph.D., Cornell University
M.A., London School of Economics and Political Science
B.A., Allegheny College

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Specialty

American Foreign Relations

Courses

HIST 176 - United States to 1877
HIST 177 - United States since 1877
HIST 214 - United States and the World
HIST 280 - American Environmental History
HIST 300 - Methods and Skills of History
HIST 302 - War and Propaganda in the 20th Century
HIST 377 - U.S. Foreign Relations 1750-1914
HIST 395 - U.S. Foreign Topics in United States History:
  • World War II: History and Memory
  • U.S. History and Film in the 1930s
  • Wisconsin Politics and Society since 1945
  • The United States and Vietnam
  • The United States and World War II
HIST 490 - Selected Historical Problems: Seminar:
  • The American Way: Culture and U.S. Foreign Relations
  • The United States and the Cold War
INTL 480 - Senior Seminar

Select Publications

  • Why America Fights: Patriotism and War Propaganda from the Philippines to Iraq. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
  • To Win the Peace: British Propaganda in the United States during World War II. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1997.
  • "Crusaders vs. Barbarians: American Propaganda during World War I," in “Huns” vs. “Corned Beef”: Representations of the Other in American and German Literature and Film on World War I. Thomas F. Schneider and Hans Wagener, editors. Göttingen: V&R unipress, 2007. Pages 27-57.
  • “‘As Far as We Can’: Culture and U.S. Foreign Relations” in Blackwell’s Companion to the History of U.S. Foreign Relations. Robert Schulzinger, editor. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, July 2003. Pages 15-30.
  • “Propaganda” in The Oxford Companion to U.S. History. Paul S. Boyer, editor in chief. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
  • Sweet Dreams: An American POW Longs for Home 

Recent Presentations

  • "Why America Fights," presented at the international conference, "Justifying War: Propaganda, Politics and War in the Modern Age," University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, July 2008.
  • “Crusaders vs. Barbarians: American Propaganda during World War I,” invited lecture at an international and interdisciplinary conference, “Huns vs. Corned Beef: Representations of the Other in American and German Literature and Film on World War I,” University of California, Los Angeles, October 2006.
  • “‘Don’t Fence Me In’: Selling Internationalism to the American Public in World War II,” presented at the annual conference of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, University of Kansas, Lawrence, June 2006.
  • “The Demise of the West/The Rise of the Western: Propaganda and the War in Iraq,” presented at the Culture and International History III Conference, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany, December 2005.
  • "'People Need To Be Told Again And Again Why We Are There': Explaining U.S. War Aims in Vietnam," presented at the American Historical Association, Pacific Branch Conference, Vancouver Canada, August 2001. 

Producer

  • The Progressive Legacy: Wisconsin Politics and Society since 1945. Twelve-Part video series. 1995. 

Professional Affiliations

  •  American Historical Association (AHA)
  • Organization of American Historians (OAH)
  • Society for Historians of Foreign Relations (SHAFR)

Scholarship




To Win the Peace: British Propaganda in the United States during World War II
Cornell University Press, 1997.
By Susan Brewer, Ph.D.










Why America Fights: Patriotism and War Propaganda from the Philippines to Iraq
Oxford University Press, 2009.
By Susan Brewer, Ph.D.


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