Tag Archives: World War II

Sullivan, Indiana in 1939

Everyday Life in 1939

European war dominated national front-page headlines in 1939. But on the local front, a vanishing murderer, duck hunting season, and menacing grass fires trumped war-torn stories from overseas. ... More
I AM AN AMERICAN

The Suspect Americans

An off-color and offhanded remark about Japanese immigrants from a World War I veteran foreshadowed the internment of thousands of U.S. citizens. ... More
Armchair General by Norman Rockwell, April 29,1949

Tuning In to WWII

Rockwell’s ‘Armchair General’ portrays the older generation’s passion to stay current with war news and its frustrating isolation from the action overseas ... More
American Battle Fleet

He Saw the War Coming

A science fiction writer lays out a suspiciously accurate plan of how the Navy would fight Japan two years before the Attack on Pearl Harbor. ... More
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Jewish Pawns

Why the U.S. turned down 20,000 immigrant children and how a senseless prejudice became a political tool in the hands of Japan and Italy in 1939. ... More
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