The Pilgrims Society and Public Diplomacy, 1895-1945

A new book by Stephen Bowman from the University of the Highlands and Islands in Scotland looks at how the Pilgrim Society of the early 20th century helped shape the Anglo-American relationship. With case studies and archival research to back up his claims, Bowman offers a fresh take on trans-Atlantic public diplomacy between Britain and the United States.

According to the Oxford University Press website, "Bowman challenges existing orthodoxies about the origins of public diplomacy and shows that it was only through the earlier work of semi-official [organizations] operating within a state-private nexus that greater governmental involvement in public diplomacy was [legitimized]."

The book The Pilgrims Society and Public Diplomacy, 1895-1945 was published this month by Edinburgh University Press and Oxford University Press and is available for purchase here.


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