This definitive reference work covers the complete transformation of American, Canadian, and British societies during the two world wars, including all aspects of working, recreational, and cultural life during wartime.
* Nearly 700 alphabetically organized entries on all aspects of life on the home front during the world wars, including biographies and accounts of cities and regions, cultural phenomena (movies, music, and literature), ethnic groups, key events (elections, strikes, mobilization efforts), government agencies, and private institutions
* More than 100 expert contributors from the United States, Canada, and Great Britain, including specialists in politics, economics, sociology, and popular culture
* Chronologies of important events in both World Wars I and II
* A selection of primary sources, including speeches, official documents, propaganda, journalism, and personal correspondence, plus a wealth of historical images (photographs, propaganda posters, editorial cartoons)
Number of pages: 1478
Weight: 4345 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 99 mm
"this is a good choice for libraries wanting a broader perspective on the World Wars reflected in their reference collections." - Against the Grain
"Undergraduates at an academic library would find it useful for background information as well as for the bibliographies. It would also be an excellent resource for large public libraries." - Booklist
"This would be a good research tool for high school and college students." - ARBA
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