The United States in World War II: A Documentary Reader
November 2012, ©2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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This reader brings together 78 primary documents that capture the diversity of experiences of Americans who lived through World War II, from presidents and generals to war workers and GIs.
- Illustrates the political, diplomatic and military history of the conflict, including well-known documents, such as the Atlantic Charter and Franklin Roosevelt’s Congressional address requesting a declaration of war against Japan
- Highlights the far-reaching economic, social and cultural changes caused by the war, such as the struggles to find day care for the children of women war workers, and the experiences returning veterans
- Includes an introduction, document headnotes and questions at the end of each chapter designed to encourage students to engage with the material critically