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Major Problems in the History of World War IIby Thomas Paterson
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This text presents a carefully selected group of readings that allow students to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions. The volume covers World War II from the homefront and the battlefield, examining both the military and social impact of the war.
About the Author
Mark A. Stoler is professor of history at the University of Vermont. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1971. His areas of expertise are U.S. diplomatic and military history and World War II. Included among his many publications are The Politics of the Second Front: American Military Planning and Diplomacy in Coalition Warfare, 1941-1943 (1977) and George C. Marshall: Soldier-Statesman of the American Century (1989). His scholarship has earned him the University Scholar Award (1993) and the Dean's Lecture Award (1992), and in 1984 he was recognized for distinguished teaching with the George V. Kidder Outstanding Faculty Award. Melanie S. Gustafson is associate professor of history at the University of Vermont. She received her Ph.D. from New York University in 1993. Her areas of expertise are U.S. social history and 20th-century gender politics. Her publications include We Have Come to Stay: American Women and Political Parties (1999).
Table of Contents
U.S. entry into World War II — America mobilizes for war — Creating a global Allied strategy — War against Germany: what was needed and what was done — War against Japan: what was needed and what was done — Cooperation and conflict on the home front — Challenges and changes in wartime American culture — Impact of science and intelligence — United States and the Holocaust — Franklin D. Roosevelt and Allied diplomacy for war and peace — Atomic bomb and the end of Word War II — History and memory: the legacy of World War II.
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