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Provide a comprehensive view of the American home front during World War II. Includes:
The social characteristics, such as opportunities for women and minorities, internment of Japanese Americans, demographic shifts, leisure activities, and others

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Minorities experienced much the same discrimination as before, albeit slightly more nuanced in being segregated and recruited specifically to be on "front-lines" of combat. African-American troops served in menial duties such as cooking, maintenance, service of supplies, etc. The honor of combat was still too high an honor to allow to that group (strictly in the mentality of the people at that time). African-Americans not serving seemed to migrate en masse; 1.5 million of them moved north and west. Other immigrant groups, like the Polish-Americans, expressed built up hostility over what they perceived as the threat of this new large group moving into what was once their niche in American society. In other words, immigrants experienced migration, ...

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Experiences of various groups of Americans during the WWII period are touched on in some detail.

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