The Department of History
Office: CCC 471
Phone: (715) 346-2336
Fax: (715) 346-4489
Ph.D., Cornell University
M.A., London School of Economics and Political Science
B.A., Allegheny College
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
American Foreign Relations
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:
HIST 490 - Selected Historical Problems: Seminar:
- 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
INTL 480 - Senior Seminar
- The American Way: Culture and U.S. Foreign Relations
- The United States and the Cold War
- 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
- "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.
- The Progressive Legacy: Wisconsin Politics and Society since 1945. Twelve-Part video series. 1995.
- American Historical Association (AHA)
- Organization of American Historians (OAH)
- Society for Historians of Foreign Relations (SHAFR)
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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