Daddy's Gone to War: The Second World War in the Lives of America's Children / Edition 1

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In 'Daddy's Gone to War, ' the author offers a fascinating and often poignant exploration of wartime America, and one generation's odyssey from childhood to middle age. Drawing on wide-ranging research, Tuttle argues that the Second World War left an indelible imprint on the dreams and nightmares of an American generation, not only in childhood, but in adulthood as well.

Tuttle presents a fascinating, often poignant exploration of wartime America, and of one generation's odyssey from childhood to middle age, in a collection of excerpts from 2,500 letters solicited from men and women who were homefront children during World War II.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195096491
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/28/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Lexile: 1310L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.13 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Author:
William M. Tuttle, Jr., is Professor of History and American Studies at the University of Kansas. His books include Race Riot: Chicago in the Red Summer of 1919; W.E.B. Du Bois; with David M. Katzman, Plain Folk; and with Mary Beth Norton and others, A People and A Nation.

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Table of Contents

1 Pearl Harbor: Fears and Nightmares 3
2 Depression Children and War Babies 16
3 "Daddy's Gone to War" 30
4 Homefront Families on the Move 49
5 Working Mothers and Latchkey Children 69
6 Rearing Preschool Children 91
7 School-age Children Fight the War 112
8 Children Play War Games 134
9 Children's Entertainment: Radio, Movies, Comics 148
10 The Fractured Homefront: Racial and Cultural Hostility 162
11 Children's Health and Welfare 190
12 "Daddy's Coming Home!" 212
13 Confronting War's Enormity, Praising Its Glory 231
14 Age, Culture, and History 236
15 The Homefront Children at Middle Age 254
Notes 265
Notes on Sources 345
Index 353
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2012


    As the dark sun shines.....the solar eclipse
    Five are made............five kits are born
    And an evil creeps in.......that is explanatory
    To raise the dead........brings back a banished cat
    The father is blood........his name Bloodfeather
    The mother is light..........her name Starlight
    And the kits will be raised to battle the night.......duh as warriors
    Five will be four and four will be three until two are standing the only ones free......three of the cats at apprentice ship age will be drawn the dark
    The two will fight until theyvcant fight no more.....explanatory
    Then all five will unite and will be for ever more.....they win.
    Now. The characters. Well i need a clan. A non power one cept for starclan giving them like in pprophecy. I need the father and mother. I need an evil cat and evil followers. The evil cat will have a soothing voice that entices the cats to follow him or er. I need four kits as i will be one. Here are the five kits. Swankit...Swanpaw......Swanwing....ny personlity any color but he is given the power of being able to glide like a flying squirrel. Jump from a high height and float to the ground. He is one who will tun evil and thn back to good. Lastkit.......Lastpaw........Lastsong. any color any personality but a she cat. She is given the ability to hear other animals. Their speak. She stands with Swankit. Lashkit......Lashpaw.......Lashlight. any color any personality but a tom. He has the ability to fight like lionblaze in the series. He stands with Swankit. There is one thing about him. I will tell the cat who has him later. Butterkit......Butterpaw.....Butterscar. A tom cat. Any color and personality. He has the ability to seak around quietly. He never makes a sound. He is one of the two who stays on the good side. Flarekit........Flarepaw........Flareeye.......Flarestar. She is mine and yes she will be the leader. So the clan has to be comfortablebwith that. She is a hright red orange tabby she cat with supposed to be icey blue eyes. Her name is because of her right eye that on the lunar eclipse. Changed to a gold color. Her fur is fluffy but sleek. She is mysterious. Her ability is to call upon the ancestors to solid form to help her. And to use her spirit to heal.............So. i alsneed a couple of starclan members. Thevclan has to be comfirtable with Flarekit being the deputy and the leader later. Of course it will be later. Tjisbwhole thing will prob take two months. So yeah. To ask for a charcter or questios go to the result befire this one. Thanks.

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