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While the Storm Clouds Gather [electronic resource]

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As America emerges from the hard times of the Depression, radio provides news of the foreign war zones in Europe and Asia. Though most Americans wish to stay out of the war, they support President Roosevelt.
Online
2005; 1990
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A String of Pearls [electronic resource]

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American women answer the call to duty, not only in the factories, but also in the shipyards and the armed forces. They win a place in the military despite condescension and prejudice, but soon discover the men in charge consider this change in American life temporary.
Online
2005; 1990
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Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition [electronic resource]

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The attack on Pearl Harbor spurred America into action. Within a few short months the United States is transformed. Production of civil goods comes to an end as factories convert to war work.
Online
2005; 1990
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Right in Der Führer's Face [electronic resource]

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Enlisting the skills of Hollywood, Tin Pan Alley and Madison Avenue, the American government grinds out propaganda depicting Hitler and his cohorts as diabolical villains, while media attacks against Japanese-Americans lead to the internment of hundreds of civilians.
Online
2005; 1990
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On the Shady Side of the Street [electronic resource]

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Documents the trend away from traditional moral concerns during World War II as large numbers of young people leave home for the war effort, sowing the seeds of a sexual revolution.
Online
2005; 1990
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Thanks for the Memories [electronic resource]

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American show business solidly supports the war effort. Ordinary American enlisted men are honored and revered by celebrities and the public during scenes at the Hollywood Canteen and other service clubs.
Online
2005; 1990
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Mood Indigo [electronic resource]: Blacks and Whites

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Newsreels reveal that the World War II American home front is as racially segregated as the Armed Forces. Although prejudice, discrimination and race riots plague the home front, black civilians continue to back the war effort, and black servicemen distinguish themselves overseas.
Online
2005; 1990
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Accentuating the Positive [electronic resource]

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Hollywood legends like Bob Hope and Marlene Dietrich stage elaborate shows overseas for troops in war zones, Armed Forces Radio transmits American music, news and pop culture to every American outpost in the world, and thousands of Red Cross volunteers try to bring a touch of home and cheer to servicemen.
Online
2005; 1990
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It's Been a Long, Long Time [electronic resource]

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Chronicles the end of World War II with the explosion of two atomic bombs. The war industry is shut down and millions in the Armed Forces return home. A new materialism, along with the GI Bill and baby boom, sends millions of Americans into mass-produced suburbs. The seeds of the Cold War, Korea and Vietnam have been planted overseas.
Online
2005; 1990
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Freedom, a History of US: Episode 12 Depression and War [electronic resource]

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America enters into an economic depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt initiates the New Deal and the United States enters World War II.
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2005; 2003