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The Resource The forgotten generation : American children and World War II, Lisa L. Ossian, (electronic resource)

The forgotten generation : American children and World War II, Lisa L. Ossian, (electronic resource)

Label
The forgotten generation : American children and World War II
Title
The forgotten generation
Title remainder
American children and World War II
Statement of responsibility
Lisa L. Ossian
Title variation
American children and World War II
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Explores the effect of the challenges of World War II on American children and teenagers
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ossian, Lisa L.
Dewey number
940.53083
LC call number
D810.C4
LC item number
O842011
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Children
  • Children and war
  • United States
Summary expansion
Two days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt addressed the nation by radio, saying, We are all in itall the way. Every single man, woman, and child is a partner in the most tremendous undertaking of our American history. So began a continuing theme of the World War II years: the challenges of wartime would not be borne by adults alone. Men, women, and children would all be involved in the work of war. The struggles endured by American civilians during the Second World War are well documented, but accounts of the war years have mostly deliberated on the grown-ups sacrifices. In The Forgotten Generation: American Children and World War II, Lisa L. Ossian explores the wars full implications for the lives of children. In thematic chapters, the author delves into childrens experiences of family, school, play, work, and home, uncovering the range of effects the war had on youths of various ethnicities and backgrounds. Since the larger U.S. culture so fervently supported the war effort, adults rarely sheltered children from the realities of the war and the trials of life on the home front. Children listened for news of battles over the radio, labored in munitions factories, and saved money for war bonds. They watched enlisted mentheir fathers, uncles, and brothers leave for duty and worried about the safety of soldiers overseas. They prayed during the D-Day invasion, mourned President Roosevelts death, and celebrated on V-J Day . all at an age when such sharp events are so difficult to understand. Ossian draws from a multitude of sources, including the writings of 1940s children, to demonstrate the great extent of these young peoples participation in the wartime culture. World War II transformed a generation of youths as no other experience of the twentieth century would, but somehow the children at home during the war compressed between the Greatest Generation and the Baby Boomers slipped into the margins of U.S. history.The Forgotten Generation: American Children and World War II remembers these children and their engagement in the most tremendous undertaking that the war effort came to be. By bringing the depth of those experiences to light, Ossian makes a compelling contribution to the literature on American childhood and the research on this remarkable period of U.S. history
Label
The forgotten generation : American children and World War II, Lisa L. Ossian, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-165) and index
Contents
Preface : the paradox of children -- Introduction : a child's perspective on World War II -- Almost Christmastime -- Schools for war -- Kid salvage -- Junior commandos -- Soldier citizens -- War waifs -- Zoot suits and victory girls -- Gold stars -- Conclusion : the forgotten generation
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000656009
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780826219190
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012464778
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000656009
Label
The forgotten generation : American children and World War II, Lisa L. Ossian, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-165) and index
Contents
Preface : the paradox of children -- Introduction : a child's perspective on World War II -- Almost Christmastime -- Schools for war -- Kid salvage -- Junior commandos -- Soldier citizens -- War waifs -- Zoot suits and victory girls -- Gold stars -- Conclusion : the forgotten generation
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000656009
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780826219190
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012464778
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000656009

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