Was it a "Good War? Jeffries' book adds fact and realism that lead to a clearer picture of the time. I found Jeffries' work to be lucid, informative and well written. Unlike the previous review, I was able to digest this work in an afternoon. The author does provide an alternative case for some popular history. But in fairness, his work offers the reader insights into the mindset and context of Americana circa I wish Jeffries had expanded on the implications of EO in some greater depth, but that is a personal observation only and should not be construed as a negative reflection on his work.
I compliment the author on his citation of sources which should provide the serious student with an abundance of further leads. Very much worth a look. Somewhat repetitive but the author divides the subject up into manageable sections, such as gender and race, economic growth, international exposure of many people to places and situations they had never faced before. This book took me three months to read.
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It was so dry and boring it put me to sleep. The book contains no charts, no photos, nothing but text. It was part of an assignment for a college lesson. I'm embrassed to admit I chose this book because it was thin, yet the subject was over the topic I wanted.
After I read it, I didn't find the deepth it promised. Its view was off in left field. If I was going to point out any one thing I learned for this book I'd say, size doesn't always make a book easy. See all 7 reviews. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Americans Remember the Homefront: America during World War II. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime.
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Proud moments to shameful ones. A thorough discussion of culture and statistics, presenting multiple arguments. Chips away at some romantisations and popular beliefs. Tracy Towley rated it really liked it Jan 28, Kaitlyn Rivera rated it liked it Jun 19, Harry rated it really liked it Nov 04, Katie rated it it was amazing Jan 23, Abigailolson27 rated it it was ok Mar 29, Kris rated it it was ok Dec 29, Eugene rated it liked it Mar 31, Nora Herring rated it it was amazing Feb 17, Sara rated it really liked it Aug 23, Shelby Nelsen rated it really liked it Jan 21, David Dirks rated it it was amazing Nov 14, Lindey Gillispie rated it it was ok Sep 12, Courtney rated it really liked it Jan 31, Joseph rated it liked it Jan 26, Fiona Deans Halloran rated it liked it Dec 29, Emily rated it liked it Mar 02, Brittany rated it liked it Jan 06, Jeffries argues that many of these changes were already in the making and not solely attributable to the war.
In a style accessible to students and others new to this historical debate, Jeffries offers a good synthesis of arguments. Ultimately, he considers the "watershed" notion as an oversimplification of enormously complex factors that now distinguish the nation from its prewar past. Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc. He discusses the "good war" and what that really means. He explores Americans' mobility during the war as they relocated to work in defense plants, creating population shifts still evident today.
He also takes up such topics as the expanding economy, women, and African Americans and other minority groups. The larger picture portrayed by Jeffries emphasizes the war as a turning point in American history. This detracts from the credibility of the work. An optional title for history collections.? See all Editorial Reviews.
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I only order this book for a school paper. The book has been very confusing to understand His look at the economics may be dry, but the demographics are fascinating. He suggests that changes in prosperity, advances in science, and increases in federal power ushered in a time of big government, big business, big farming and vast social change for women and minorities--but the change was already under way. Chapters on geographic mobility and minority groups are particularly helpful in showing how these changes fit into the larger picture of American history.
Was it a "Good War? Jeffries' book adds fact and realism that lead to a clearer picture of the time. I found Jeffries' work to be lucid, informative and well written. Unlike the previous review, I was able to digest this work in an afternoon.