Daily Life, Culture, and Society in Wartime
Lecture no. 27 from the course: World War II: A Military and Social History
Taught by Professor Thomas Childers | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Within only two years, the American economy was forced to become the "Arsenal of Democracy". This lecture examines the role of both Franklin Delano Roosevelt and private entrepreneurs in making that happen, the changing social composition of the work force that resulted, including the massive entry of women into war industries, and the significant social problems that surfaced, especially the positions of African- and Japanese-Americans.