World War II: On the Homefront

World War II: On the Homefront

Perspectives on History Series
by Phyllis Raybin Emert (Editor)
Publisher: History Compass
Trade Paperback, 64 pages
Price: $7.95
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Historical Setting: WWII

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 work-force; 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: the black Americans, struggling against increased prejudice; the women who embarked on career tracks which would change their opportunities to this day; and the Japanese internment camps.

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