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List of IllustrationsAcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Reading World War I PostersPearl James1. Imaginings of War: Posters and the Shadow of the Lost GenerationJay WinterPart 1. War Poster Campaigns and Images, Comparative Readings2. Barbaric Anti-Modernism: Representations of the "Hun" in Britain, North America, Australia, and BeyondNicoletta F. Gullace3. Chivalrous Knights versus Iron Warriors: Representations of the Battle of Materiel and Slaughter in Britain and Germany, 1914-1940Stefan Goebel4. Regression versus Progression: Fundamental Differences in German and American Posters of the First World WarJakub Kazecki and Jason LieblangPart 2. Envisioning the Nation and Imagining National Aesthetics5. Young Blood: Parisian Schoolgirls' Transformation of France's Great War Poster AestheticMark Levitch6. Race and Empire in French Posters of the Great WarRichard S. Fogarty7. Images of Racial Pride: African American Propaganda Posters in the First World WarJennifer D. Keene8. Segodniashnii Lubok: Art, War, and National IdentityAndrew M. NeddPart 3. Figuring the Body in the Context of War9. Images of Femininity in American World War I PostersPearl James10. Humanitarians and He-Men: Recruitment Posters and the Masculine IdealMeg Albrinck11. Iconography of Injury: Encountering the Wounded Soldier's Body in American Poster Art and Photography of World War IJohn M. KinderEpilogueJeffrey T. SchnappSelected BibliographyContributorsIndex

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Edited collection exploring the use and implication of war posters during WWI

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Pearl James is an assistant professor of English at the University of Kentucky. Contributors: Meg Albrinck, Richard S. Fogarty, Stefan Goebel, Nicoletta F. Gullace, Pearl James, Jakub Kazecki, Jennifer D. Keene, John M. Kinder, Mark Levitch, Jason Lieblang, Andrew Nedd, Jeffrey T. Schnapp, and Jay Winter.


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"Readers' comprehension of World War I posters will be enriched well beyond their most thorough visual observations."-Barbara Steinson, Annals of Iowa -- Barbara Steinson * Annals of Iowa *
"Historians of war, politics, gender, culture, art, and literature will all benefit from the insights presented here."-David Welky, Journal of American History -- David Welky * Journal of American History *
"Picture This is a powerful edited collection in which the whole adds up to a great deal more than the sum of its parts."-Karen Petrone, Journal of Military History -- Karen Petrone * Journal of Military History *

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