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A list of key readings about World War II, Homefront, U.S..
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Bibliography

Primary sources

  • Cantril, Hadley and Mildred Strunk, eds.; Public Opinion, 1935-1946 (1951), massive compilation of many public opinion polls from USA online edition
  • Gallup, George Horace, ed. The Gallup Poll; Public Opinion, 1935-1971 3 vol (1972) esp vol 1. summarizes results of each poll as reported to newspapers
  • U.S. Bureau of the Census. Statistical Abstract of the United States: 1946 (1947) online

Surveys

  • Adams, Michael C.C. The Best War Ever: America and World War II (1993); contains detailed bibliography
  • Blum, John Morton V Was for Victory: Politics and American Culture During World War II (1995; original edition (1976)
  • Kennedy, David M. Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945. (1999) online edition
  • Polenberg, Richard. War and Society: The United States, 1941-1945 (1980)
  • Resch, John Phillips et al eds. Americans at War: Society, Culture, and the Homefront vol 3 (2005), an encyclopedia
  • Winkler, Allan M. Home Front U.S.A.: America During World War II (1986). short survey
  • 10 Eventful Years: 1937-1946 4 vol. Encyclopedia Britannica, 1947. Highly detailed encyclopedia of events

Economy and labor

  • Aruga, Natsuki. "'An' Finish School': Child Labor during World War II." Labor History 29 (1988): 498-530. online
  • Campbell, D'Ann. "Sisterhood versus the Brotherhoods: Women in Unions" in Campbell, Women at War With America: Private Lives in a Patriotic Era (1984).
  • Dubofsky, Melvyn and Warren Van Time John L. Lewis (1986). Biography of head of coal miners' union
  • Evans Paul. "The Effects of General Price Controls in the United States during World War II." Journal of Political Economy 90 (1983): 944-66. statistical in JSTOR
  • Faue, Elizabeth. Community of Suffering & Struggle: Women, Men, and the Labor Movement in Minneapolis, 1915-1945 (1991), social history online edition
  • Feagin, Joe R., and Kelly Riddell. "The State, Capitalism and World War II: The U.S. Case." Armed Forces and Society 17 (fall 1990): 53-79. [abstract online
  • Ferguson, Robert G. "One Thousand Planes a Day: Ford, Grumman, General Motors and the Arsenal of Democracy." History and Technology 2005 21(2): 149-175. ISSN 0734-1512 Fulltext in Swetswise, Ingenta and Ebsco
  • George Q. Flynn; The Mess in Washington: Manpower Mobilization in World War II Greenwood Press. 1979. online edition*Fraser, Steve. Labor Will Rule: Sidney Hillman and the Rise of American Labor (1993). leader of CIO
  • Harrison, Mark. "Resource Mobilization for World War II: The U.S.A., UK, U.S.S.R. and Germany, 1938-1945." Economic History Review 41 (1988): 171-92. in JSTOR
  • Koistinen, Paul A. C. Arsenal of World War II: The Political Economy of American Warfare, 1940-1945 (2004) excerpt and text search
  • Lichtenstein, Nelson. Labor's War at Home: The CIO in World War II (2003)
  • Miller, Sally M., and Daniel A. Cornford eds. American Labor in the Era of World War II (1995), essays by historians, mostly on California online edition
  • Maines, Rachel. "Wartime Allocation of Textiles and Apparel Resources: Emergency Policy in the Twentieth Century." Public Historian 7 (1985): 29-51.
  • Mills, Geofrey, and Hugh Rockoff. "Compliance with Price Controls in the United States and the United Kingdom during World War II." Journal of Economic History 47 (1987): 197-213. in JSTOR
  • Reagan, Patrick D. "The Withholding Tax, Beardsley Ruml, and Modern American Public Policy." Prologue 24 (1992): 19-31.
  • Rockoff, Hugh. "The Response of the Giant Corporations to Wage and Price Controls in World War II." Journal of Economic History 41 (1981): 123-28. in JSTOR
  • Romer, Christina D. "What Ended the Great Depression?" Journal of Economic History 52 (1992): 757-84. in JSTOR
  • Tuttle, William M., Jr. "The Birth of an Industry: The Synthetic Rubber 'Mess' in World War II." Technology and Culture 22 (1981): 35-67. in JSTOR
  • Vatter, Harold G. The U.S. Economy in World War II (1985) online edition
  • Wilcox, Walter W. The farmer in the second world war (1947) online edition
  • Yenne, Bill. The American Aircraft Factory in World War II. (St. Paul: Zenith, 2006. 192 pp. isbn 978-0-7603-2300-7.) Heavily illustrated.

The draft

  • Blackstone, Robert C. "Democracy's Army: The American People and Selective Service in World War II." PhD dissertation : U. of Kansas 2005. 296 pp. DAI 2006 66(11): 4152-4153-A. DA3196030 online at ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
  • Blum, Albert A. Drafted Or Deferred: Practices Past and Present Ann Arbor: Bureau of Industrial Relations, Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Michigan, 1967.
  • Dechter, Aimée R., and Glen H. Elder, Jr. "World War II Mobilization in Men's Work Lives: Continuity or Disruption for the Middle Class?" American Journal of Sociology, volume 110 (2004), pages 761–793 online
  • Flynn George Q. "American Medicine and Selective Service in World War II." Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences 42 (1987): 305-26.
  • Flynn George Q. The Draft, 1940-1973 (1993) (ISBN 0-7006-1105-3)

Gender and minorities

  • Bailey, Beth, and David Farber; "The 'Double-V' Campaign in World War II Hawaii: African Americans, Racial Ideology, and Federal Power, " Journal of Social History Volume: 26. Issue: 4. 1993. pp 817+. in JSTOR
  • Campbell, D'Ann. Women at War with America: Private Lives in a Patriotic Era (1984)
  • Dalfiume, Richard M. "The 'Forgotten Years'" of the Negro Revolution," Journal of American History, 55#1 (June 1968), 90-106. in JSTOR
  • Daniel, Clete. Chicano Workers and the Politics of Fairness: The FEPC in the Southwest, 1941-1945 University of Texas Press, 1991
  • Collins, William J. "Race, Roosevelt, and Wartime Production: Fair Employment in World War II Labor Markets," American Economic Review 91:1 (March 2001), pp. 272-286. in JSTOR
  • Costello, John. Virtue Under Fire: How World War II Changed Our Social and Sexual Attitudes (1986), US and Britain
  • Dower, John W. et al. eds. Wearing Propaganda: Textiles on the Home Front in Japan, Britain, and the United States, 1931–1945. (2006) 376 pp.; 400 color illustrations
  • Garfinkel, Herbert. When Negroes March: The March on Washington and the Organizational Politics for FEPC (1959).
  • Hartmann, Susan M. Home Front and Beyond: American Women in the 40's (1982)
  • Kryder, Daniel.Divided Arsenal: Race and the American State During World War II (2001)
  • Lees, Lorraine M. "National Security and Ethnicity: Contrasting Views during World War II." Diplomatic History 11 (1987): 113-25.
  • Gunnar Myrdal, An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy (1944)
  • Records of the Women's Bureau (1997), short essay on women at work
  • Ward, Barbara McLean ed. Produce and Conserve, Share and Play Square: The Grocer and the Consumer on the Home-Front Battlefield during World War II, Portsmouth, NH: Strawbery Banke Museum
  • Wynn, Neil A. The Afro-American and the Second World War (1993) online edition

Politics and Washington

  • Brinkley, David. Washington Goes to War (1988).
  • Burns, James MacGregor. Roosevelt: Soldier of Freedom 1940-1945 (1970), vol. 2: excerpt and text search vol 2; major interpretive scholarly biography, emphasis on politics; vol 2 is on war years and is online at ACLS e-books
  • Freidel, Frank. Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Rendezvous with Destiny (1990), One-volume scholarly biography; covers entire life excerpt and text search 2006 reprint edition
  • Goodwin, Doris Kearns. No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II (1995), joint biography by scholar excerpt and text search
  • Graham, Otis L. and Meghan Robinson Wander, eds. Franklin D. Roosevelt: His Life and Times. (1985). encyclopedia
  • Hooks Gregory. The Military Industrial Complex: World War II's Battle of the Potomac (1991).
  • Jeffries John W. "The 'New' New Deal: FDR and American Liberalism, 1937-1945." Political Science Quarterly (1990): 397-418. in JSTOR
  • Leff Mark H. "The Politics of Sacrifice on the American Home Front in World War II." Journal of American History 77 (1991): 1296-1318. in JSTOR
  • Rhodes Richard. The Making of the Atomic Bomb (1986).
  • Steele Richard W. "The Great Debate: Roosevelt, the Media, and the Coming of the War, 1940-1941." Journal of American History 71 (1994): 69-92. in JSTOR

Propaganda, advertising, media, public opinion

  • Bentley, Amy. Eating for Victory: Food Rationing and the Politics of Domesticity. U. of Illinois Press, 1998. 238
  • Bredhoff, Stacey. Powers of Persuasion: Poster Art from World War II, (1994)
  • Cantril, Hadley, and Mildred Strunk, eds. Public Opinion: 1935-1946 (1951), massive compilation of polling data; online edition
  • Fox, Frank W. Madison Avenue Goes to War: The Strange Military Career of American Advertising, 1941-45, (1975)
  • Fyne, Robert The Hollywood Propaganda of World War II, (1994),
  • Gregory, G.H. Posters of World War II, (1993)
  • Gallup, George H. The Gallup Poll: Public Opinion 1935- 1971, Vol. 1, 1935-1948, (1972), short summary of every poll
  • M. Paul Holsinger and Mary Anne Schofield; Visions of War: World War II in Popular Literature and Culture (1992) online edition
  • Jones, John Bush. The Songs That Fought the War: Popular Music and the Home Front, 1939–1945. (2006) isbn 978-1-58465-443-8
  • Steele Richard W. "The Great Debate: Roosevelt, the Media, and the Coming of the War, 1940-1941." Journal of American History 71 (1994): 69-92. in JSTOR
  • Witkowski, Terrence H. "World War II Poster Campaigns: Preaching Frugality to American Consumers" Journal of Advertising, Vol. 32, 2003

Social, state and local history

  • Brown DeSoto. Hawaii Goes to War. Life in Hawaii from Pearl Harbor to Peace. 1989.
  • Clive Alan. State of War: Michigan in World War II University of Michigan Press, 1979.
  • Daniel Pete. "Going among Strangers: Southern Reactions to World War II." Journal of American History 77 (1990): 886-911.
  • Gleason Philip. "Pluralism, Democracy, and Catholicism in the Era of World War II." Review of Politics 49 (1987): 208-30.
  • Hartzel, Karl Drew. The Empire State At War (1949), on upstate New York online edition
  • Johnson Marliynn S. "War as Watershed: The East Bay and World War II." Pacific Historical Review 63 (1994): 315-41.
  • T. A Larson. Wyoming's war years, 1941-1945 (1993)
  • Lichtenstein Nelson. "The Making of the Postwar Working Class: Cultural Pluralism and Social Structure in World War II." Historian 51 (1988): 42-63.
  • Lee James Ward, Carolyn N. Barnes, and Kent A. Bowman, eds. 1941: Texas Goes to War University of North Texas Press, 1991.
  • Miller Marc. The Irony of Victory. World War II and Lowell, Massachusetts University of Illinois Press, 1988.
  • Nash Gerald D. The American West Transformed. The Impact of the Second World War Indiana University Press, 1985.
  • Smith C. Calvin. War and Wartime Changes: The Transformation of Arkansas, 1940-1945 University of Arkansas Press, 1986.
  • Tuttle Jr. William M.; Daddy's Gone to War: The Second World War in the Lives of America's Children Oxford University Press, 1995 online edition
  • O'Brien, Kenneth Paul and Lynn Hudson Parsons, eds. The Home-Front War: World War II and American Society (1995) online essays by scholars
  • Watters, Mary. Illinois in the Second World War. 2 vol (1951)