Fargo, N.D. — Ross F. Collins, professor of communication at North Dakota State University, recently published the book "Children, War and Propaganda." Collins examines how modern U.S. propaganda influenced the activities of children during World War I and II. According to Collins, the military promoted their ideals and activities among children to reduce fear, build character, prepare for service and tangibly help the war effort.
The book is part of the Mediating American History series edited by David M. Copeland and aimed at scholars and students. The series includes a diverse range of works dealing with the mass media and its relationship to society.
Collins earned his doctorate in history from the University of Cambridge, Britain. He has published three books and many articles on the history of World War I, France and the American frontier. For more information on the book, visit http://www.childrenwarandpropaganda.com