The War in American Culture: Society and Consciousness During World War II
The War in American Culture explores the role of World War II in the transformation of American social, cultural, and political life.
World War II posed a crisis for American culture: to defeat the enemy, Americans had to unite across the class, racial and ethnic boundaries that had long divided them. Exploring government censorship of war photography, the revision of immigration laws, Hollywood moviemaking, swing music, and popular magazines, these essays reveal the creation of a new national identity that was pluralistic, but also controlled and sanitized. Concentrating on the home front and the impact of the war on the lives of ordinary Americans, the contributors give us a rich portrayal of family life, sexuality, cultural images, and working-class life in addition to detailed consideration of African Americans, Latinos, and women who lived through the unsettling and rapidly altered circumstances of wartime America.
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The Quest for National Unity
No Time for Privacy World War II and Chicagos Families
Censoring Disorder American Visual Imagery of World War II
Making the American Consensus The Narrative of Conversion and Subversion in World War II Films
Interpreting the American Way
The Working Class Goes to War
Rosie the Riveter Gets Married
Native Sons and the Good War Retelling the Myth of American Indian Assimilation
Mobilization for Change
No Victory at the Workplace Women and Minorities at Pullman during World War II
Traditions from Home African Americans in Wartime Richmond California
ZootSuiters and Cops Chicano Youth and the Los Angeles Police Department during World War II
The New Political Paradigm
World War II and American Liberalism
Swing Goes to War Glenn Miller and the Popular Music of World War II
The Challenge of Race and Resistance to Change
Race Language and War in Two Cultures World War II in Asia
The Changing Path to Citizenship Ethnicity and Naturalization during World War II
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