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Title World War II (1939-1946) / editor, Michael Shally-Jensen ; contributors, Michael P. Auerbach [and eight others].
Imprint Ipswich, Massachusetts : Salem Press, a Division of EBSCO Information Services : Grey House Publishing, 2015.

Series Defining Documents in American History.
Defining documents in American history (Salem Press)
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Sources.
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Personal narratives.
United States -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Sources.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945 -- Sources.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1933-1945 -- Sources.
Alt Name Shally-Jensen, Michael,
Auerbach, Michael P.,
Salem Press.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 470 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed April 11, 2015).
Contents Volume 1. The lead-up to war. Letter from President Roosevelt to Chancellor Adolf Hitler ; F.D.R: There will be no blackout of peace in America ; President Roosevelt's speech recommending revision of the neutrality law ; We must not falter now ; Compulsory service must be adopted ; The country is being rushed into military conscription ; Proclamation 2425: selective service registration ; Our own democracy is threatened ; We ought to stay out of the war ; Lend-Lease Act ; Charles Lindbergh: Radio address ; Joint resolution of the US Congress reaffirming the principles of the Monroe Doctrine -- Pearl Harbor. Memorandum for the President, December 7, 1941 ; Fourteen-part message from Japan to the United States and Secretary Hull's response ; The man in the street reacts to Pearl Harbor ; Franklin Roosevelt's Pearl Harbor speech -- Domestic aliens. The Japanese American creed ; Excerpts of the Munson report ; Presidential Proclamation 2526: Alien-enemies-Germans ; Presidential Proclamation 2527: Alien-enemies-Italians ; Let us not persecute these people ; Executive Order 9066 -- Wartime relocation and internment of civilians ; To all persons of Japanese ancestry ; An interview with an older Nisei -- Other demographics. Executive Order 8802 -- Fair employment practice in defense industries ; Those who deserve freedom will fight for it ; The colored people are still waiting, still watchful ; Letter recommending Navajo enlistment ; The American workers' responsibility ; Women's part in the war effort ; Don't make slaves of future generations ; President Roosevelt's "call for sacrifice" ; We love honor more than we fear death ; Let us have action for women instead of lip-service ; An act to repeal the Chinese exclusion acts -- Foreign policy. Atlantic charter ; Joint message of assistance to the Soviet Union from President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill ; German declaration of war with the United States ; Our heritage can be preserved only by fighting ; Declaration by the United Nations ; We need tanks, not talk ; President Franklin D. Roosevelt's broadcast to Canadians ; More dollars do not mean more goods -- Master lend-lease agreement ; Mutual aid agreement between the United States and the Soviet Union ; The war and human freedom ; Casablanca conference -- Volume 2. War and victory. Digest of Operation Overlord ; What shall we do with Germany? ; Armistice with Italy ; Moscow declaration regarding the postwar period ; Cairo declaration ; The spirit of liberty ; General Dwight D. Eisenhower's order of the day ; The invasion starts ; The public's responsibility towards veterans ; Radio address by General Douglas MacArthur at the Leyte beachhead ; Protocol of proceedings of Crimea (Yalta) conference ; Declaration regarding the defeat of Germany and the assumption of supreme authority by Allied powers -- The holocaust. Letter regarding the plight of German Jews ; Notices to the US State Department regarding Nazi plans to eliminate Jews ; Cable from London to Rabbi Stephen Wise regarding the final solution ; The American Jewish leaders' meeting with President Roosevelt ; Report on the failure of the US State Department to assist European Jews ; Memo on army policy regarding refugee rescue ; January 1943 telegram confirming reports of mass executions of Jews in Poland ; Rosenheim letter requesting bombing of deportation rail lines ; War Department cable refusing to bomb deportation railways -- Nuremberg. Report to the president by Mr. Justice Jackson ; Rehabilitation and moral reconstruction for Germany ; International conference on military trials -- agreement and charter ; Statement by Justice Jackson on war trial agreement -- The atom bomb. Albert Einstein's letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt ; A petition to the president regarding the atomic bomb ; President Truman's announcement of the Hiroshima bombing ; Supreme commander for the Allied powers' general order no. 1 ; Declaration on the atomic bomb ; The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: the nature of an atomic explosion ; The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: the selection of the target ; The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: main conclusions.
Summary This 2-volume resource contains 80 primary source documents that provide a compelling view of this unique period of American history. World War II is remembered not only for its violent encounters on the battlefield, its war of words between competing ideologies, its genocidal events, and, ultimately, its reconfiguration of Europe. It is also remembered for having reshaped whole areas of modern life, from economics and social relations to politics and popular culture. Along with the Civil War, it continues to be one of the most written about topics in US (and international) history. World War II had a lasting impact on the United States, both domestically and in terms of the nation's place in the international community. Besides altering values and patterns of life, the war gave rise to a massive military-industrial complex involving government agencies, the military, corporations, and universities in the pursuit of national security and economic and political advantage. Historians and the American populace at large will surely continue to investigate this rich and fascinating subject as they seek to understand the basis of the modern nation. Defining Documents in American History: World War II provides detailed analyses of key documents produced from 1936-1947, organized under nine broad categories: The Lead-Up to War; Pearl Harbor; Domestic Aliens; Other Demographics; Foreign Policy; War and Victory; The Holocaust; Nuremberg; The Atom Bomb. Each document is supported by a critical essay, written by historians and teachers, that includes a Summary Overview, Defining Moment, Author Biography, Document Analysis, and Essential Themes. Readers will appreciate the diversity of the collected texts, including journals, letters, speeches, political sermons, laws, government reports, and court cases, among other genres. An important feature of each essay is a close reading of the primary source that develops evidence of broader themes, such as author's rhetorical purpose, social or class position, point of view, and other relevant issues. In addition, essays are organized by section themes, listed above, highlighting major issues of the period, many of which extend across eras and continue to shape American Life. Each section begins with a brief introduction that defines questions and problems underlying the subjects in the historical documents. A brief glossary is included at the end of each document, highlighting keywords that are important in the study of the primary source. Each essay also includes a Bibliography and Additional Reading section for further research. - Publisher.
Defining Documents in American History: World War II offers an in-depth collection of essays on important historical documents that have a wide range of subjects including: The Lead-Up to War, Pearl Harbor, Domestic Aliens, Other Demographics, Foreign Policy, War and Victory, The Holocaust, Nuremberg, The Atom Bomb, and more. Each of the 80 primary source documents is examined through a Summary Overview, Defining Moment, Author Biography, Document Analysis, and coverage of Essential Themes. Each essay also includes a close reading of the primary source that develops evidence of broader themes, such as authors rhetorical purpose, social or class position, point of view, and other relevant issues. - Amazon.
ISBN 9781619257382 (electronic bk.)
1619257386 (electronic bk.)
9781619258198 (volume 1)
1619258196 (volume 1)
9781619258204 (volume 2)
161925820X (volume 2)
OCLC # 908048025
Additional Format Print version: World War II (1939-1946). Ipswich, Massachusetts : Salem Press, a Division of EBSCO Information Services : Grey House Publishing, ©2015 2 volumes (xv, 252; viii, 470 pages) Defining documents in American history (Salem Press) 9781619257375.

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