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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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Sacrifice and Shortages [electronic resource]

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Depicts the sacrifices and shortages in the lives of Americans in the 1940's, including many changes in American ideals, life styles, morals, and ethics.
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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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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Soldiers to Citizens: The GI Bill and the Making of the Greatest Generation

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Discusses how the GI Bill elevated civic and political involvement among its beneficiaries, especially men of the World War II generation, across lines of class and race.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Soldiers to Citizens: The GI Bill and the Making of the Greatest Generation

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Discusses how the GI Bill elevated civic and political involvement among its beneficiaries, especially men of the World War II generation, across lines of class and race.
VHS
2006
Ivy (By Request)
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Accentuating the Positive

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Shows activities of Hollywood stars abroad entertaining troops in war zones during WW II.
VHS
1990
Ivy (By Request)
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Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition

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Shows America's immediate response to the attack on Pearl Harbor and the quick mobilization of the war effort.
VHS
1990
Ivy (By Request)
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It's Been a Long, Long Time

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Examines the sweeping social and economic changes that occured in the U.S. associated with WW II.
VHS
1990
Ivy (By Request)
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While the Storm Clouds Gather ; Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition

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While the storm clouds gather shows an America recovering from the depression, and coming to realize their involvement in the war is looming. Praise the Lord & pass the ammunition shows America's immediate response to the attack on Pearl Harbor and the quick mobilization of the war effort.
VHS
1990
Ivy (By Request)
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A Nation at War

This video journey focuses on the entrance of the United States into World War II. Discover that although the war was fought overseas, Americans worked on the home front to support the troops and life in the United States changed as a result.
Online
2015; 2004