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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09530 Author/Creator: War Manpower Commission Place Written: Washington D.C. Type: Posters Date: 1942 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: US government printing office O-476311. Features men working on a tank surrounded by surnames of European origins. also features a quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt "... it is the duty of employers and labor organizers to provide for the full participation of all workers without discrimination because of race, creed, color, or national origins."

People: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Keywords/Subjects: World War II, Propaganda, Immigration and Migration, President

Sub Era: World War II