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Design for Victory is a magnificant visual experience that captures America's ideological and cultural transformation during the nation's most popular 20th century war. Harry Rubenstein and William Bird have not only assembled a stunning set of images, but these two fine historians have also uncovered a set of class and gender transcripts that give unexpected tension to so many of these patriotic, productionist drawings and slogans. This poster book has punch! Nelson Lichtenstein, University of Virginia, author of Labor's War at Home: the CIO in World War II.
|Introduction: Every Citizen a Soldier|
|Ch. 1||The Poster's Place in Wartime||10|
|Ch. 2||War Aims through Art||16|
|Ch. 3||Art, Advertising, and Audience||26|
|Ch. 4||Retooling for Victory: The Factory Front||50|
|Ch. 5||Postwar Aims and Private Aspirations||82|