Historical Dictionary of the 1940s, 1st Edition

  • Editor: James G. Ryan
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  • ISBN-10: 076562107X
  • ISBN-13: 9780765621078
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 616 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released July 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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Overview

The only available historical dictionary devoted exclusively to the 1940s, this book offers readers a ready-reference portrait of one of the twentieth century's most tumultuous decades. In nearly 600 concise entries, the volume quickly defines a historical figure, institution, or event, and then points readers to three sources that treat the subject in depth. In selecting topics for inclusion, the editors and authors offer a representative slice of life as contemporaneous Americans saw it--with coverage of people; movements; court cases; and economic, social, cultural, political, military, and technological changes. The book focuses chiefly on the United States, but places American lives and events firmly within a global context.

Publication Date for Print Format: June 2006

Contributors

Contributors

  • James G. Ryan

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Abbott, William Alexander “Bud”.
2: Abortion.
3: Acheson, Dean Gooderham.
4: African Americans.
5: African Americans in the Military.
6: African American Nationalism.
7: Agriculture.
8: Aiken, George David.
9: Alcatraz.
10: Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).
11: All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL).
12: Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA).
13: America and Australia.
14: America and East Asia.
15: America and Germany.
16: America and Greece.
17: America and Israel.
18: America and Italy.
19: America and Japan.
20: America and the Arab World.
21: America and the Holocaust.
22: America and the United Kingdom.
23: America and the Ussr.
24: America First Movement.
25: America in 1940.
26: American Dream.
27: American Federation of Labor (AFL).
28: American Jews.
29: Americans for Democratic Action (ADA).
30: Amos ’n’ Andy.
31: Anderson, Clinton Presba.
32: Anderson, Marian.
33: Andrews Sisters.
34: Antimiscegenation Laws.
35: Anti-Semitism.
36: Arden, Eve.
37: Army Corps of Engineers.
38: Art.
39: Arvey, Jacob M..
40: Astronomy.
41: Atomic Energy Commission.
42: Austin, Warren Robinson.
43: Automobiles.
44: Autry, Orvon Gene.
45: Aviation (Commercial).
46: Aviation (Military).
47: “Axis Sally”.
48: B-29 Superfortress.
49: Baby Boom.
50: Ball, Lucille Desiree.
51: Ballpoint Pens.
52: Barkley, Alben William.
53: Baruch, Bernard Mannes.
54: Baseball.
55: Baseball’s Negro Leagues.
56: Basketball (College).
57: Basketball (Professional).
58: Beard, Charles A..
59: Bell, James Thomas “Cool Papa”.
60: Benét, Stephen Vincent.
61: Benson, Ezra Taft.
62: Bentley, Elizabeth.
63: Berlin Blockade.
64: Bethune, Mary Mcleod.
65: Biddle, Francis Beverly.
66: Big Bang Theory.
67: Bikini.
68: Bilbo, Theodore Gilmore.
69: Birth Control.
70: Black Elk, Nicholas.
71: Black, Hugo Lafayette.
72: Blimps and Airships.
73: “Bogey and Bacall”—Humphrey Deforest Bogart.
74: Bowles, Chester.
75: Boxing.
76: Boyd, William.
77: Bradley, Omar Nelson.
78: Bretton Woods Conference.
79: Bricker, John William.
80: Bridges, Henry Styles.
81: Broadway.
82: Browder, Earl Russell.
83: Buck, Pearl S..
84: Bulge, Battle of the.
85: Bunche, Ralph Johnson.
86: Burdick, Usher Lloyd.
87: Bush, Prescott Sheldon.
88: Cairo Conference.
89: Calomiris, Angela J..
90: Capehart, Homer Earl.
91: Caraway, Hattie Wyatt.
92: Casablanca Conference.
93: Case, Francis Higbee.
94: Cather, Willa.
95: Catt, Carrie Chapman.
96: Central Intelligence Agency.
97: Chain Stores.
98: Chambers, Whittaker.
99: Chandler, Albert Benjamin.
100: Chaplinsky V. New Hampshire.
101: Chavez, Dennis.
102: Chemistry.
103: Chiang Kai-Shek (Jiang Jieshi).
104: Chiang Kai-Shek, Madame.
105: Child Labor.
106: Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer.
107: Civil Air Patrol (CAP).
108: Civil Rights.
109: Civilian Public Service Camps.
110: Clark, David Worth.
111: Clift, Montgomery.
112: Cocoanut Grove Fire.
113: Collier, John.
114: Collins, Dorothy.
115: Commager, Henry Steele.
116: Commentary.
117: Communist Party (CPUSA).
118: Conant, James Bryant.
119: Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO).
120: Congress of Racial Equality (CORE).
121: Congressional Elections of 1942.
122: Congressional Elections of 1946.
123: Conscientious Objection.
124: Conservation.
125: Conspicuous Consumption.
126: Containment.
127: Copland, Aaron.
128: Coplon, Judith.
129: Coral Sea, Battle of.
130: Corn Stunt Disease.
131: Cortisone.
132: Coxey, Jacob Secher.
133: Crime.
134: Crosby, Bing.
135: Currie, Lauchlin.
136: Curti, Merle Eugene.
137: Darlan, Jean François.
138: Davis, Benjamin Oliver, Jr..
139: Davis, Benjamin Oliver, Sr..
140: Davis, Bette.
141: D-Day.
142: Ddt.
143: De Gaulle, Charles.
144: Delgado V. Bastrop Independent School District.
145: Democratic Party.
146: Destroyers for Bases.
147: Detroit Race Riot of 1943.
148: Dewey, John.
149: Dewey, Thomas Edmund.
150: Dies, Martin.
151: Dimaggio, Joseph.
152: Disney, Walter Elias “Walt”.
153: Dixiecrats.
154: Doby, Lawrence Eugene.
155: Dobrzhansky, Feodosy Grigrevich (Theodosius).
156: Dodge, Henry Chee.
157: Dogs in War.
158: Douglas, Helen Gahagan.
159: Douglas, Paul Howard.
160: Douglas, William Orville.
161: Drug Abuse.
162: Dubois, William Edward Burghardt.
163: Duggan, Laurence.
164: Dulles, John Foster.
165: Dumbarton Oaks Conference.
166: Eastern Orthodox Christianity.
167: Ebony Magazine.
168: Economy.
169: Education (Higher).
170: Education (Primary).
171: Education (Secondary).
172: Edwards V. California.
173: Einstein, Albert.
174: Eisenhower, Dwight David.
175: Employment Act of 1946.
176: Enola Gay.
177: Entertainers at the Front.
178: Evangelicalism.
179: Evans, Luther Harris.
180: Evolutionary Biology.
181: Fair Employment Practices Committee (FEPC).
182: Fala.
183: Farley, James A..
184: Farrand, Max.
185: Fascist Italy.
186: “Father Divine” (George Baker).
187: Faulkner, William Cuthbert.
188: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
189: Fermi, Enrico.
190: Feynman, Richard Phillips.
191: Fields, W.C..
192: Fireside Chats.
193: Flanagan, Hallie Mae Ferguson.