New scholarship on World War II continues to broaden our understanding. With each passing year we know more about the triumphs and the tragedies of America’s involvement in the momentous conflict. Tapping into this greater awareness of the accomplishments of both soldiers and civilians and a better recognition of the consequences of decisions made, Allan Winkler presents the third edition of his highly popular series volume.
Informed by the latest historical literature and featuring many new thoughtfully chosen photographs, the third edition of Home Front U.S.A. continues to ponder the question of "the good war," the moral implications of the use of the atomic bomb, the implications of expanding wartime roles for women, African Americans, American Jews, the imprisonment of Japanese Americans at the hands of the federal government, and the experiences of the many other people who, though relegated to the fringe of mainstream society, contributed in important ways to the nation's successful prosecution of its greatest challenge.
Keywords: American Social & Cultural?History, American History Series, World War Two, WW2, atomic bomb, atom bomb, women, African American, American Jews, Japanese American, wartime, military history, Latinos, Italian American, American Indian, Chinese American, American Jew, jew, Election of 1940, 1940 election, election of 1942, 1942 election, Election of 1944, 1944 election, Conservative Coalition, Truman