American Home Front in World War II: Almanac

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This reader-friendly text overviews events and everyday life in the US while the nation was at war between 1941 and 1945. The mobilization of American industry and agriculture, war production and economic growth, and the experience of women and minorities on the home front are areas examined. The text is written to be accessible even to less-prepared students, with within-text definitions and pronunciation guides. Other features include research and activity ideas, sidebars, a timeline and glossary, and b&w ...
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Overview

This reader-friendly text overviews events and everyday life in the US while the nation was at war between 1941 and 1945. The mobilization of American industry and agriculture, war production and economic growth, and the experience of women and minorities on the home front are areas examined. The text is written to be accessible even to less-prepared students, with within-text definitions and pronunciation guides. Other features include research and activity ideas, sidebars, a timeline and glossary, and b&w historical photos. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Reader's Guide xiii
Timeline of Events xvii
Words to Know xxvii
Research and Activity Ideas xxxv
Chapter 1 Mobilization of the American Home Front 1
Chapter 2 Production Miracles 17
Chapter 3 Managing the Nation's Finances 36
Chapter 4 Agricultural Mobilization 52
Chapter 5 Wartime Politics 70
Chapter 6 Minorities on the Home Front 86
Chapter 7 Mobilization of Women 104
Chapter 8 Civil Defense 123
Chapter 9 Women in Uniform 140
Chapter 10 Home Front Organizations and Services 159
Chapter 11 Wartime in U.S. Communities 173
Chapter 12 Information and Entertainment 191
Chapter 13 Transition to Peacetime and Home Front Legacies 211
Where to Learn More xlv
Index xlvii
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