World War II: On the Homefront

World War II: On the Homefront

by Phyllis Emert
     
 

When World War II broke out, Roosevelt led the nation through a dramatic changeover to a wartime economy. Women found a new place in the workforce; Americans at home pulled together to economize through rationing of food, tires, gasoline, silk, and more; families grew their own produce in their victory gardens; and school children saved their pennies to invest in

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When World War II broke out, Roosevelt led the nation through a dramatic changeover to a wartime economy. Women found a new place in the workforce; Americans at home pulled together to economize through rationing of food, tires, gasoline, silk, and more; families grew their own produce in their victory gardens; and school children saved their pennies to invest in war bonds. This volume of life on the U. S. homefront tells the stories of the people, in their own words, who lived through those times: black Americans who faced increased prejudice, women who embarked on new careers, and Japanese-Americans in internment camps.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781878668608
Publisher:
History Compass, LLC
Publication date:
03/01/1996
Series:
Perspectives on History Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
1140L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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