World War II and the postwar years in America : a historical and cultural encyclopedia
- William H. Young and Nancy K. Young.
- Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2010.
- Physical description
- 2 v. (xxv, 832, I33 p.) : ill. ; 27 cm.
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- Includes bibliographical references (v. 2, p. 801-832) and index.
- v. 1. A-I
- v. 2. J-Y.
- Publisher's summary
The two-volume World War II and the Postwar Years in America: A Historical and Cultural Encyclopedia contains over 175 articles describing everyday life on the American home front during World War II and the immediate postwar years. Unlike publications about this period that focus mainly on the big picture of the war and subsequent economic conditions, this encyclopedia drills down to the popular culture of the 1940s, bringing the details of the lives of ordinary men, women, and children alive. The work covers a broad range of everyday activities throughout the 1940s, including movies, radio programming, music, the birth of commercial television, advertising, art, bestsellers, and other equally intriguing topics. The decade was divided almost evenly between war (1940-1945) and peace (1946-1950), and the articles point up the continuities and differences between these two periods. Filled with evocative photographs, this unique encyclopedia will serve as an excellent resource for those seeking an overview of life in the United States during a decade that helped shape the modern world.
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- Publication date
- 9780313356520 (alk. paper)
- 0313356521 (alk. paper)
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