Through an examination of election campaign propaganda and various public relations campaigns, reflecting new electioneering techniques borrowed from the United States, this work explores how conservative political and economic groups sought to construct and sell a political meaning of the Social Market Economy and the Economic Miracle in West Germany during the 1950s.The political meaning of economics contributed to conservative electoral success, constructed a new belief in the free market economy within West German society, and provided legitimacy and political stability for the new Federal Republic of Germany.
My youthful ignorance, regarding the achievements of my race, is easilyexplained when it is taken into consideration that I was a farmer boyliving far from libraries I had never seen and Negro histories I hadnever heard about. And the United States histories then used in thepublic schools had nothing in them to enlighten me on that subject. Theymisled and kept me, along with thousands of other Colored schoolchildren, in absolute ignorance relative to the progress and attainmentsof the American Colored people. So whenever our history classes went upto recite and my white classmates proudly went through the lessons aboutGeneral George Washington, Noah Webster, Benjamin Franklin, Eli Whitney,Longfellow, etc., while I knew and could just as easily recite suchhistory, nevertheless, my feelings of crushed race pride andmortification were beyond expression because not one thing could Iproudly recite from my lessons about great things my people hadaccomplished in America. 2b1af7f3a8