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Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media

British and American News Maps in the Early Cold War Period, 1945–1955

Mapping the "Red Menace"

Authors: Stone, Jeffrey P.

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  • Offers a pioneering study of Cold War news journal cartography
  • Compares cartographic depictions of the early Cold War world from British and American news media
  • Appeals to scholars and students of Anglo-American relations, the Cold War, media history, the history of cartography, and American and British foreign policy
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During the early years of the Cold War, England and the United States both found themselves reassessing their relationship with their former ally the Soviet Union, and the status of their own “special relationship” was far from certain. As Jeffrey P. Stone argues, maps from British and American news journals from this period became a valuable tool for relating the new realities of the Cold War to millions of readers. These maps were vehicles for political ideology, revealing both obvious and subtle differences in how each country viewed global geopolitics at the onset of the Cold War. Richly illustrated with news maps, cartographic advertisements, and cartoons from the era, this book reveals the idiomatic political, cultural, and material differences contributing to these divergent cartographic visions of the Cold War world.

About the authors

Jeffrey P. Stone is Lecturer in history at Hill College and lives in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. His research specializes in the history of cartography, American foreign policy, and international cultural history, and his dissertation won the 2008 Wolfskill Prize. He has published articles in numerous academic journals, including Kansas History, The Portolan, and Geschichte Transnational, and entries in The Encyclopedia of Transatlantic Relations and The History of Cartography series. 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction: Cold War–Era News Maps in Historical Context

    Pages 1-12

    Stone, Jeffrey P.

  • Trends in British and American News Maps by the End of World War II

    Pages 13-44

    Stone, Jeffrey P.

  • Air Age Maps, the Shrinking Globe, and Anglo-American Relations

    Pages 45-96

    Stone, Jeffrey P.

  • American Spheres, British Zones, and the “Special Relationship”

    Pages 97-150

    Stone, Jeffrey P.

  • Cold War Germany in News Maps

    Pages 151-198

    Stone, Jeffrey P.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
British and American News Maps in the Early Cold War Period, 1945–1955
Book Subtitle
Mapping the "Red Menace"
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-15468-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-15468-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-15467-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 236
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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