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The insignia in the poster featured here, published in 1942, illustrate the numerous jobs assigned to civilian volunteers.
Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) worked for the US government during World War II designing posters such as this one, encouraging patriotism and investment.
Students will examine African American slave spirituals, a painting, and a personal narrative to analyze the underlying messages of these materials.Materials
The Old Plantation (painting) can be seen at:http://www.history.org/history/teaching/enewsletter/volume3/february05/iotm.cfmThe following materials are available as pdf files:...
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Although often understated, the social, economic, and political contributions of American women have all had profound effects on the course of this nation. For evidence of this, one needs to look no further than the many roles that women have played during wartime. From the Revolutionary War's "Molly Pitcher" to the thousands of women serving the United States military today, women have not only had a direct impact on the conflicts of their times but have also successfully transformed such experiences into...