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World War II: Selected Resources at the MSU Libraries: American Homefront

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Use the following subject headings to search for books on life on the U.S. home front during WWII:

  • World War, 1939-1945--United States
  • World War, 1939-1945--Michigan
  • United States--History--1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945--Food supply--United States
  • World War, 1939-1945--Social aspects--United States
  • World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States
  • World War, 1939-1945--War work--United States
  • World War, 1939-1945--Women--United States
  • World War, 1939-1945--African Americans
  • World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American [or Chinese American, Mexican American, etc.]
  • World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda
  • World War, 1939-1945--Public opinion

Add the following subdivisions to location search terms (like "United States," Michigan, etc.) to find more specific resources on the political, economic, and social climate of the U.S. in the years leading up to and during the war:

  • History--1933-1945
  • Economic policy--1918-1945
  • Politics and government--1933-1945
  • Race relations--20th century
  • Social conditions--1933-1945
  • Social life and customs--1918-1945

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