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

Mapping the "Red Menace"

  • Jeffrey P. Stone

Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media book series (PSHM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Jeffrey P. Stone
    Pages 151-198
  3. Jeffrey P. Stone
    Pages 199-214
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 215-236

About this book


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.


Cold War news maps Cold War geopolitics cartographic depictions of the Cold War news journal cartography World War II journalism Anglo-American relations the Air Age history of cartography the Special Relationship Cold War geopolitical polarization Mercator projection American isolationism West German newspapers

Authors and affiliations

  • Jeffrey P. Stone
    • 1
  1. 1.Hill CollegeFort WorthUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-15467-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-15468-4
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