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The Resource 1941 : the America that went to war, William M. Christie

1941 : the America that went to war, William M. Christie

Label
1941 : the America that went to war
Title
1941
Title remainder
the America that went to war
Statement of responsibility
William M. Christie
Title variation
America that went to war
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As America approaches the seventy-fifth anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, author William M. Christie provides a detailed history of the United States on the eve of World War II. 1941: The America That Went to War presents not only the military events of 1941 and specific areas of interest like sports, home life, and transportation, but also an overall portrait of the country. The America of 1941 was very different from the country we know today. Most people were just getting back on their feet after the struggles of the Depression, their interests personal and inward. Access to the political process was uneven, yet there was no general assumption that all citizens should have an equal voice in government. Magazines and radio provided all the cultural experiences people expected to be able to enjoy. Ethnic stereotypes were widely accepted, and concerns with social justice were only beginning to expand. After the Depression, most workers found jobs related to the growth of the American defense industry, but the nation was fearful of the foreign wars that made increased armaments necessary. Yet everything was about to change with the forced entry onto the world stage. Christie describes all this and more, demonstrating that one cannot understand the United States during and after World War II without understanding the country that entered the war. Organized in a series of vignettes representing focal events of each month, 1941 brings readers into the mind-set of 1941 America. These stories show both what Americans were doing and how they saw themselves and the world in that last year of peace."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Christie, William M
Dewey number
973.917
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E806
LC item number
.C535 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nineteen forty-one, A.D
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
1941 : the America that went to war, William M. Christie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
January: Politics -- February: Popular entertainment -- March: Art, education, and literature -- April: Social change -- May: The war over there -- June: The great debate -- July: Sports -- August: Leisure time and travel -- September: Preparedness -- October: Labor and business -- November: Home life -- December: The end of peace
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 349 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781631440557
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2016025994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn926823166
  • 2181932
Label
1941 : the America that went to war, William M. Christie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
January: Politics -- February: Popular entertainment -- March: Art, education, and literature -- April: Social change -- May: The war over there -- June: The great debate -- July: Sports -- August: Leisure time and travel -- September: Preparedness -- October: Labor and business -- November: Home life -- December: The end of peace
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 349 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781631440557
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2016025994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn926823166
  • 2181932

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