I was wondering if you could expand on some topics I had trouble with.
1) How much did African Americans impact World War II? How were they treated in the military during this time?
2) How were women being treated in the new positions they were given? How did women take advantage of such new opportunities?
3) What are some direct examples of how Japanese Internment and civil liberty concerns can be paralleled to fascist societies? I know you mentioned Hitler, Stalin, etc. How do these relate to the American society?
4) Who was against the war and how did they display their dissaproval? Were there specific groups or types of people who strongly opposed the war and were open about expressing their feelings? How did this impact those who supported it or society in general?
I hope you find this satisfactory.
1. African-American troops were, for the most part, still segregated; they 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). They mainly served under white corporals. Demands of the war eventually forced the leaders' hands, however, and Eisenhower temporarily desegregated the army in order to fight battles such as the one in Normandy. Also, the unwavering resolve of Italy caused the Tuskeegee Airmen's existence. They eventually found positions of honor in times of greatest need.
2. I think the best way I can put this is a quote from one of the sources I ...
The expert examines World War II and Japanese Internment.