IM-1776 publishes Conundrum Cluster article!
Tennessee Johnson (1942) and a prototype pressure campaign
Happy Friday everyone, I’m just sipping coffee on the balcony of my carriage house and watching my older brother try in vain to wrangle some goats.
I just wanted to bring it to your attention to the fact that the esteemed Dr. Benjamin Braddock and the rest of the team over at the magazine IM-1776 have been kind enough to feature one of my articles in their upcoming issue.
The article, FDR’s Censorship Regime, covers the Office of War Information (OWI). The OWI was a short-lived agency created by President Roosevelt to consolidate several different New Deal propaganda offices under a single banner. Probably their biggest controversy was their handling of the movie “Tennessee Johnson” (1942), which dealt with the life of (unfairly maligned today) President Andrew Johnson and his handling of Reconstruction policy.
You can read the full article online here. Go check it, and the rest of the great work posted by IM-1776, out! If you want to see what all the fuss was about, you can watch Tennessee Johnson for free on Youtube.
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