This is Who We Were: In the 1940s (1940-1949), 1st Edition

  • Laura Mars-Proietti
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  • ISBN-10: 1619257424
  • ISBN-13: 9781619257429
  • DDC: 973.9
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 500 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released June 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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This is Who We Were: In the 1940s explores American life in the 1940s. This new series is sure to be of value as both a serious research tool for students of American history as well as an intriguing climb up America's family tree. The richly-illustrated text provides an interesting way to study a truly unique time in American history.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Essay on the 1940s.
1: Glassblower in 1940.
2: Shipbuilder in 1942.
3: Grocery Store Owner in 1942.
4: Native American Boy in 1942.
5: Guitar Transformer in 1942.
6: Filipino Maintenance Worker in 1943.
7: Securities Analyst in 1944.
8: High School Sophomore in 1944.
9: Boxer in 1944.
10: Overcoming Prejudices in the U.S Navy in 1945.
11: Trombonist in 1945.
12: High School Teacher in 1945.
13: African-American Reporter in 1946.
14: Inventor in 1946.
15: Civil Rights: Desegregating the Military in 1946.
16: Homemaker in 1946.
17: College Basketball Player in 1946.
18: Microwave Inventor in 1947.
19: Architect in 1948.
20: 17-Year-Old Science Fiction Enthusiast in 1948.
21: Longshoreman in 1948.
22: Baseball Player in 1948.
23: Junior Safety Patrol Member in 1948.
24: Harbor Pilot in 1949.
25: Radio Broadcaster in 1949.
26: Engineering Educator in 1949.
Historical Snapshots.
27: Early 1940s.
28: Mid 1940s.
29: Late 1940s.
Economy of the Times.
30: Consumer Expenditures.
31: Annual Income, Standard Jobs.
32: Selected Prices.
33: The Value of a Dollar, 1860-2014.
All Around US.
34: European War Timeline.
35: Timeline of Jewish Oppression by the Nazis.
36: “The Innocent Victims,” Editorial, The New York Times, May 19, 1940.
37: “Italian Workers Here Seen Loyal,” The New York Times, June 12, 1940.
38: Auschwitz Survivor, Solomon Radasy,
39: “High-School Pilots,” Time, March 3, 1941.
40: “Germany: Problem in Subtraction,” Time, March 3, 1941.
41: “The Goldbergs,” Radio Album, Spring, 1941.
42: “Exemptions Removed on Admissions,” Suburbanite Economist (Chicago, Illinois), September 28, 1941.
43: National Columnist Henry McLemor, Hearst Newspapers, December 1941.
44: “Advertising in Wartime,” by Henry C. Flower, Jr., Forbes Magazine, 1942.
45: “Should I Sacrifice to Live ‘Half-American’?” Letter to the Editor, Pittsburgh Courier, from James G. Thompson, Cafeteria Worker, Cessna Aircraft Plant, Kansas, January 31,1942.
46: “A Letter Written by a Young Japanese,” George E. Taylor, The Atlantic Monthly, May 1942.
47: Letters to Teacher Elizabeth Willis from a Former Japanese American Student Living in Internment Camp Harmony, Puyallup, Washington.
48: Letters to The New York Times: “Loyalty of Italians Upheld, But Their Past Culture is Important, Count Sforza Asserts,” The New York Times, June 18, 1942.
49: Wartime Civil Control Administration Induction and Reception Center Division Puyallup, Washington.
50: “Smith Girls, Job Market Opens Wide for College Graduates as War Reduces Manpower,” Life Magazine, September 28, 1942.
51: “What Women Can Do: Think War, Buy Little, Maintain Our Ideals,” Life, September 28, 1942.
52: “Specialist Corps Formed,” Popular Science, October 1942.
53: Speech Delivered by President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington, DC, Armistice Day, November 11, 1942.
54: “Birth of the Atomic Age,” by Stevenson Swanson, Chicago Days, 150 Defining Moments in the Life of a Great City, December 2, 1942.
55: Letter from Lewis P. Walker, 3147 Copper Street, El Paso, Texas, to His Sister, December 12, 1942.
56: Leading Magazines in the United States and the Number Sold (in Millions) Monthly in 1942.
57: “1943 Hairpin Supply to Be One Fourth of 1941,” The World Almanac, 1942.
58: Diary of Nazi Propaganda Chief Joseph Goebbels, 1943.
59: “Against That Day!” Dorothy Brooks Paul, American Home, January 1943.
60: “Famine and Pestilence Ahead,” Leo Lania and Barthold Fles, Predictions of Things to Come, February-March 1943.
61: “Recorded Books after the War,” Predictions of Things to Come, February-March 1943.
62: “Things You Can Look Forward to Having,” Predictions of Things to Come, February-March 1943.
63: “We Stick Our Neck Out,” Predictions of Things to Come, March, 1943.
64: “Education,” Britannica Book of the Year, 1944.
65: “Football”, Britannica Book of the Year, 1944.
66: “Jewish Religious Life”, Britannica Book of the Year, 1944.
67: “Horse Racing”, Britannica Book of the Year, 1944.
68: “Victory, Lasting Peace, Jobs for All,” Republican Keynote Address by Earl Warren, Governor of California, June 26, 1944.
69: “The World’s Biggest Selling Job,” by Don Wharton, Advertising and Selling, July 1944.
70: “Let’s Train Our Youth, NOW!” Frank Knox, Secretary of the Navy, The Reader’s Digest, July 1944.
71: “Germany Sees Us in a Grotesque Distortion Mirror,” Thomas Kernan, Reader’s Digest, August 1944.
72: “What the Blitz-boom Did to San Diego,” by Curtis Zahn, Travel, September 1944.
73: “Books Sought for Overseas Fighting Men,” San Antonio Express, September 3, 1944.
74: “Aid to Italians Reported, Roosevelt Said to Study Use of Immigrants’ Funds,” The New York Times, September 11, 1944.
75: “What Your War Bonds Buy: Tag Each Bond, Tuck it Away, and Watch Your House Grow Dream by Dream,” House and Garden, September 1944.
76: “War Relocation Authority,” Britannica, Book of the Year, 1944.
77: “Get Wise: You Can Pay for Mistakes Like These with Your Life,” by Lt. Col. George Richardson, MC, Air Force Magazine, October 1944.
78: The War Years, 1941-1945, The Stanford Album, A Photographic History, 1885-1945.
79: “All Together,” Naval Firepower Magazine, January 1945.
80: “The Master Billiards Player,” Chip Royal, Associated Press Sportswriter, Kingsport, Tennessee, January 1, 1945.
81: “Here is Something Really New—and Strange—in Plastics,” Rotarian International, February 1945.
82: “Novel Orchestra Will Play for Dance of Moose,” Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, (Iowa) April 4, 1945.
83: “How to Make Your Child Want to Read,” by Irma Dovey, Everywoman’s Magazine, May 1945.
84: “Advertisement,” by Joe Kindig, Jr., Antiques, July 1945.
85: “The Music of the North American Indians,” Anna Heuermann Hamilton, The Etude, July 1945.
86: Speech by Winston Churchill, House of Commons, August 16, 1945.
87: “Revised GI Bill Okayed by Senate,” Danville Register (Virginia), November 9, 1945.
88: “I’ll Buy the Drinks, Boys,” by Lt. Col. Gregory (Pappy) Boyington, USMC, True Magazine, January 1946.
89: “Bible Teacher for Elementary Schools Named,” The Asheville Times (North Carolina), January 14, 1946.
90: “Nazis, Japs Agreed to Sink U.S. Ships and Slay Crewmen,” Ann Stringer, The Asheville Times (North Carolina), January 14, 1946.
91: “Vatican Denies Defending Axis Partners in War,” The Asheville Times (North Carolina), January 14, 1946.
92: “Says Baseball in Colleges Needs Help,” Harry Grayson, NEA Sports Editor, The Asheville Times (North Carolina), January 14, 1946.
93: “Big Expansion for Football is Seen,” The Asheville Times (North Carolina), January 14, 1946.
94: “Striking Back,” Fortune Magazine, February 1946.
95: “Loan Machinery for Vets Is Speeding Up!” Maj. Thomas M. Niol, Syracuse Post Standard, March 17, 1946.
96: “Favorites Win on Free Throw in Last Seconds,” Post-Standard (Syracuse), March 21, 1946.
97: “The Kilowatts Take Over,” by Hickman Powell, Country Gentleman Magazine, April 1946.
98: “Those Teen-Age Drivers,” by Anne Hall, condensed from Parent’s Magazine, Pick of the Month’s Best Reading, May 1946.
99: “Inflation as It Really Is,” The Emporia Gazette, May 1946.
100: “We Cannot Afford Another Prolonged War,” by Harold Ickes, Read, May 1946.
101: “America’s Shameful Treatment of Her Teachers,” by Joy Elmer Morgan, Read, Pick of the Month’s Best Reading, May 1946.
102: “Good Times A-Coming, Twentieth Century Fund Experts Study Economic Past and Present to Forecast a Rosy U.S. Future,” Life, May 5, 1946.
103: “America Reels Under Strike That Brings Threats of Hunger,” The Asheville Times (North Carolina), May 24, 1946.
104: “The Science in Science Fiction,” by Groff Conklin, Science Illustrated, July 1946.
105: “Not Enough Jobs Here for Returning Men, P.D. Mazyck Says,” Index-Journal (Greenwood), South Carolina, August 14, 1946.
106: “Pittsburgh Help Quits 8 Hotels, Bellhops, Waitresses, Maids Strike in Wage Dispute after Voting 4 to 1,” October 1, 1946.
107: “Child Care Urged to Aid Middle-Aged,” The New York Times, October 1, 1946.
108: “Race Bias Charged in Hospitals Here,” The New York Times, October 1, 1946.
109: “You Can Drive a Car with Atom Power,” Science Digest, October 1946.
110: “X-Ray Shoe Gadget Banned in New York,” Science Digest, October 1946.
111: “Hold Fast! Ye Southern Textile Workers” from a Pamphlet by J. K. Smith, 1947.
112: “British Wives of GI’s Score Neglect, Mistreatment in U.S.,” The New York Times, January 8, 1947.
113: “Current Stuff,” Gorgon Fantasy Features, July 1947.
114: “Vanguard of Venus,” by Landell Bartlett, Gorgon Fantasy Features, July 1947.
115: “The Legacy of War, Keeping Left, Labour’s First Five Years and the Problems Ahead,” by a Group of Members of Parliament, 1948.
116: Diary Entry of a Bristol Woman, November 24, 1940.
117: After School and Evening Radio Programming for Mutual Broadcasting Company, August 12, 1948.
118: “Friends of Worcester Royal Infirmary,” Worcestershire Countryside Magazine, October-December 1948.
119: Recorded Popular Songs: 1949.
120: “Imagination Runs Wild,” by Richard B. Gehman, New Republic, January 17, 1949.
121: “If You Work and Marry, Kiss Your Social Security Goodbye,” by William Laas, McCall’s, March 1949.
122: “News of Food, Radarange Among Future Home Marvels, It Cooks a Chicken in Only Two Minutes,” The New York Times, March 14, 1949.
123: “$7,500 Homes Planned for ‘Average’ Family,” Tampa Tribune, April 17, 1949.
124: “The Sideline, A Department for Sports Fans Conducted by Cap Fanning,” Thrilling Sports, Spring 1949.
125: “Major Problems: Teacher Shortage,” Waukesha Daily Freeman (Wisconsin), September 10, 1949.
126: “Railroads,” Fortune Magazine, October 1949.
127: “Keep the Carrot Dangling,” by Peter Drucker, Fortune Magazine, October 1949.
128: “Girl Waged Seven-Year War of Nerves With Reds,” Frederick Woltman, Martinsville Bulletin (Virginia), October 23, 1949.
129: “In New York,” George Tucker, Frederick Post (Maryland), October 31, 1941.
130: “’You’ll Never Get Rich,’ But He Did,” by Marion Hargrove, Life Magazine, December 12, 1949.
Census Data.
131: State-by-State Comparative Tables: 1940, 1950 and 2010.
132: Total Population.
133: White Population.
134: Black Population.
135: American Indian/Alaska Native Population.
136: Asian Population.
137: Foreign-Born Population.
138: Urban Population.
139: Rural Population.
140: Males per 100 Females.
141: Median Age.
142: High School Graduation Rate.
143: College Graduation Rate.
144: One-Person Households.
145: Homeownership Rate.
146: Median Home Value.
147: Median Gross Rent.
148: Households Lacking Complete Plumbing.
149: Seventeenth Decennial Census of the United States.
150: Census of Population: 1950.
151: Volume I: Number of Inhabitants.
152: Volume II: Characteristics of the Population: Part 1: United States Summary.
153: Census of Housing: 1950.
154: Volume I: General Characteristics: Part 1: United States Summary.
155: Special Reports: 1950.
156: Marital Status.
157: Education.
158: Fertility.
159: Census of Agriculture: 1950.
160: Volume II: Gereral Report.