World War II: Home Front
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A People at War: Americans during World War II is an online exhibit from the United States National Archives. It explores the many faces of wartime America. Don't miss the dozens of photographs showing everyday life at home and on the frontlines during the war years.
Powers of Persuasion: Poster Art from World War II presents a wealth of images of recruitment and propaganda posters produced by the U.S. Office of War Information and other organizations committed to wartime mobilization.
The National Women's History Museum presents Partners in Winning the War: American Women in World War II, a beautifully illustrated collection of resources on women in World War II. The site includes photographs, biographies, and loads of information on the various roles women played in home front mobilization.
The Internet Public Library: Presidents of the United States is loaded with statistics, fun facts, and links to primary sources documents from each presidential administration. Browse through the pages on President Franklin D. Roosevelt for some insight into his life in the White House.
PBS has created a this website to accompany its documentary film on the Los Angeles "zoot suit riots" of 1943. Check out a special flash media presentation of zoot suit culture and browse through original newspaper articles, a gallery of images, and letters from the young men implicated in the "Sleepy Lagoon" murder.
Confinement and Ethnicity: An Overview of World War II, Japanese American Relocation Sites is presented by the National Park Service. It includes an extensive collection of photographs, first-hand accounts, letters, and maps from the dozens of internment camps created by the United States government during World War II.