Pledging allegiance: American identity and the bond drive of World War II

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Smithsonian Institution Press, Apr 17, 1997 - Business & Economics - 249 pages
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The first book to explore the role of the World War II bond drive in shaping America's identity as a unified but pluralistic society, Pledging Allegiance documents how African Americans, Euro-Americans, and labor union members bought bonds as an expression of not only national loyalty but also racial, ethnic, and class pride.

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Samuel, the president of a Minneapolis consulting firm, explores here the role of the World War II bond drives. The author builds a convincing case that the drives were developed to help consolidate ... Read full review

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Democracy in Action
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The Biggest Selling Campaign in History
45
On This We Are United
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