History | J200 2797 U S Home Front During WW II 4:00-6:00 TR BH238 Madison
J200 | 2797 | Madison

Above section open to freshmen, sophomores, and juniors only.
Above section COAS intensive writing section and also requires
in COAS W333

This seminar will combine intensive reading and writing with weekly
discussion. The subject matter will be drawn from the diverse experience
of Americans in non-military affairs during World War Two. We will
consider, for example, the roles of women in factory production, the use
of propaganda in Hollywood films and elsewhere, the quest of
African-Americans for equal opportunity, and the growing power of federal
government during wartime. Among the larger questions to be studied is the
degree to which Home Front experiences represented temporary or more
permanent changes in American life. We will look too at how the US
experiences compares to that of other nations at war, particularly Great
Britain and Japan. The major writing will be out-of-class essays and one
long research paper. The class meets the intensive writing requirement.