The Home Front Encyclopedia: United States, Britain, and Canada in World Wars I and II, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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James Ciment, Thaddeus Russell
ABC-CLIO, 2007 - History - 1478 pages
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"The Home Front Encyclopedia: United States, Britain, and Canada in World Wars I and II" is the first scholarly work devoted exclusively to the utter transformation of American, Canadian, and British societies in those pivotal years. Other works have looked at developments in wartime life--government agencies, economic mobilization--but this encyclopedia is the first to focus on how the wars permeated every aspect of life. Coverage includes such fundamental issues as shifting sexual mores, era-defining musical genres (jazz in World War I, swing in World War II), and the exploding popularity of baseball, boxing, comics, movies, and radio. It also encompasses the decidedly unheroic moments of the times (racial violence, censorship, labor conflicts).

"The Home Front Encyclopedia" is a uniquely insightful, culturally attuned volume where Bernard Baruch, Jane Addams, Henry Stimson, and Gunnar Myrdal share space with Charlie Chaplin, Billy Sunday, Joe Louis, Vera Lynn, and Kate Smith. At last, these seminal aspects of the most momentous events of the 20th century get the definitive reference they deserve.

  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
BIOGRAPHIES
7
TOPICS
207
WORLD WAR II
513
INTRODUCTION
515
BIOGRAPHIES
519
TOPICS
745
DOCUMENTS
1079
WORLD WAR I CHRONOLOGY
1387
WORLD WAR II CHRONOLOGY
1395
WORLD WAR I GLOSSARY
1403
WORLD WAR II GLOSSARY
1405
WORLD WAR I BIBLIOGRAPHY
1409
WORLD WAR II BIBLIOGRAPHY
1419
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
1435
INDEX
1439

DOCUMENTS
1081
DOCUMENTS
1191
ABOUT THE EDITORS
1479
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Thaddeus Russell teaches history and cultural studies at Occidental College and has taught at Columbia University, Barnard College, Eugene Lang College, and the New School for Social Research. Born and raised in Berkeley, California, Russell graduated from Antioch College and received a Ph.D. in history from Columbia University. Russell's first book, "Out of the Jungle: Jimmy Hoffa and the Re-Making of the American Working Class", was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 2001. He has published opinion articles in the "Los Angeles Times", "Boston Globe", Christian Science Monitor, Salon, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution, as well as scholarly essays in American Quarterly and The Columbia History of Post-World War II America. Russell has also appeared on the History Channel and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

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