The Life of Happy

In May 1910, child welfare investigator Edward F. Brown carefully recorded the details he had gathered about the children selling papers on the streets of Wilmington, Delaware. One boy, in particular, had drawn his attention: 9-year-old paper boy Donald Mallick, nicknamed Happy. A familiar face in the town, Happy could be found out hustling at all hours…

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Propaganda Americana in the Great War

The word propaganda is considered to be negative: it suggests lying, exaggeration, and manipulation. But if propaganda can be defined as spreading information to support a cause, then it could be a good thing. Almost every country and organization uses some kind of propaganda. The U.S. began to use domestic propaganda in an organized way during World…

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