Excerpt from "Still Keep 'Em Growing" Written by H. W. Hochbaum, Chairman, Victory Garden Committee, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Published in House and Garden, January 1944.
Books Available in the Library
BOOKS AVAILABLE IN THE LIBRARY
The Home Front and Beyond by Susan M. Hartmann
Call Number: 305.4 HAR
Examines women's lives in the 1940's during war time.
Pushing the Limits by Elaine T. May
Call Number: 305.4 MAY
Americans living in the mid-20th century saw momentous change. A decade of severe economic depression in the 1930s was followed by the largest-scale war the world had ever seen. Women's lives in the United States reflected and helped to shape these world changes. The importance of their contributions became obvious during the war, when production demands drew women into manufacturing jobs and broadcast the image of Rosie the Riveter.
Rosie the Riveter by Penny Colman
Call Number: 331.4 WOL
The award-winning account of how 18 million women, many of whom had never before held a job, entered the work force in 1942-45 to help the United States fight World War II. Their unprecedented participation would change the course of history for women, and America, forever.
Fashions of a Decade by Patricia Baker; Valerie Cumming (Editor); Elane Feldman (Editor)
Call Number: 391 BAK
Chronicles clothing trends of the 1940s and the influence of World War II on styles of dress, availability of many fabrics, and the new ideas of "designers at war."
The 1940s by Tim Wood
Call Number: 909.82 WOO
Text and pictures highlight the main events of the 1940s
The Tragic History of the Japanese-American Internment Camps by Deborah Kent
Call Number: 940.53 KEN
Before World War II, Japanese Americans on the West Coast worked hard adapting to American life while creating tight-knit communities. However, after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, sending 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent into internment camps. They were forced to live in barracks surrounded by barbed wire and watchtowers. Follow Deborah Kent as she details the sad history of these camps, the reasons behind their creation, and how the internees made the best of their deplorable situation, and finally received an official apology from the U.S. Government.
Imprisoned by Martin W. Sandler
Call Number: 940.53 SAN
Examines the American internment of Japanese Americans and immigrants in concentration camps during World War II, and the struggle of internees to rebuild their lives after they were freed at the end of the war.
Internment of Japanese Americans by John Wukovits (Editor)
Call Number: 940.53 WUK
Discusses the relocation and internment of Japanese Americans in the United States during the Second World War.
Scholastic Encyclopedia of the United States at War by June English; Thomas D. Jones
Call Number: 973 ENG
From the American Revolution to the Gulf War, this encyclopedia provides a broad picture of the United States' role, including biographies of the notable figures and quiet heroes, discussions of the mood of the country, timelines, maps, descriptions of weapons, eyewitness accounts, and more.