Traces of the Anti-Saloon League

Ever heard of the Anti-Saloon League? I passed this sign on Jones Street in San Francisco one day and took a photo of it. A major force in American politics until Prohibition was repealed back in the 1930s, the Anti-Saloon League was instrumental in building support for temperance. The organization started in 1893 in Ohio, and…

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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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