- ›› Eras and Sub-Eras : The Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945
The insignia in the poster featured here, published in 1942, illustrate the numerous jobs assigned to civilian volunteers.
In this letter from 1944 Mrs. Roosevelt responded to one of her critics, Addie Frizielle, who worried about the desegregation of restrooms and forced social interaction between the races in the government’s movement toward racial equality in some spheres.
Morris Wiener, an American soldier in England, and his wife, Sylvia Weiner, a social worker in New York City, wrote to each other on D-Day, sharing what the experience was like on either side of the Atlantic.
Cars on the Road
Traitors and Spies in the Time of War: How the Supreme Court Determined Who Would Live and Who Would Die
In April 1865 over 600,000 Americans lay dead from battle wounds and other causes directly related to their service in the armies of the Confederacy and Union during the four-year Civil War. If we adjusted the number of dead in proportion to our modern population of 300 million, it would be approximately 5,000,000 deaths—a truly gargantuan number.
There is little question about the chain of events that led to the secession of South Carolina and, eventually, eleven states total. While Southern apologists then, and...
The Changing Family
Age of First Marriage
Average Household Size