History | American Homefront during World War II
J400 | 2774 | Madison

A portion of the above section reserved for majors
Above section COAS intensive writing section and also requires
registration in COAS W333

This seminar will combine intensive reading and writing with weekly
discussion.  The subject matter will be drawn from the diverse
experiences of Americans in non-military affairs during World War
II.  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, the internment
of Japanese Americans, and the growing power of the 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 twentieth-century American life.  The
course work will consist of reading and class discussion and out-of-
class writing, including short, weekly essays, plus one longer
research paper.