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World War II: Thematic Table of Contents

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US Neutrality

1. Neutrality Act of 1935 (August 31, 1935)
2. Bennett Champ Clark, A Senator Defends the First Neutrality Act (December 1935)
3. Franklin D. Roosevelt, President Roosevelt Defends Lend-Lease (December 17, 1940)
4. Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Arsenal of Democracy” Fireside Chat (December 29, 1940)
5. Franklin D. Roosevelt, “The Four Freedoms” (January 6, 1941)
6. Gallup Polls (January 1940 – January 1941)
8. Charles Lindbergh, “America First” (April 23, 1941)
11. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Fireside Chat on the Greer Incident (September 11, 1941)
12. Robert A. Taft, “Repeal of Neutrality Act Means War” (October 28, 1941)
13. Gallup Polls (April – October 1941)

Entering the War

14. Claude R. Wickard, Reacting to Pearl Harbor (December 7, 1941)
15. Franklin D. Roosevelt, “A Date Which Will Live in Infamy” (December 8, 1941)

African Americans and the Double-Victory Campaign

7. Eleanor Roosevelt, The First Lady Visits Tuskegee (April 1, 1941)
9. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 8802 – Prohibition of Discrimination in the Defense Industry (June 25, 1941)
20. A. Philip Randolph, “Why Should We March?” (November 1942)
21. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 9346 – Establishing a Committee on Fair Employment Practice (May 27, 1943)
24. Corporal Rupert Trimmingham’s Letters to Yank Magazine (April 28, 1944 and July 28, 1944)

Japanese-American Internment

16. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 9066 – Resulting in the Relocation of Japanese (February 19, 1942)
17. Japanese-American Evacuation (April – May, 1942)
27. Ansel Adams, Manzanar: Excerpt from Born Free and Equal (1944)
29. Korematsu v. US (December 18, 1944)

On the Battlefront

19. James Fahey, Pacific War Diary (1942 – 1945)
23. Ernie Pyle, “The Death of Captain Waskow” (January 10, 1944)
25. Dwight D. Eisenhower, D-Day Statement to the Allied Expeditionary Force (June 5 – 6, 1944)
28. General Douglas MacArthur, Radio Address Upon Returning to the Philippines (October 20, 1944)

Women

22. United States Army Women’s Auxiliary Corps, Questions and Answers About the WAAC (1943)
30. G.I. Roundtable Series, “Do You Want Your Wife to Work After the War?” (1944)

The Holocaust

18. First news of the Final Solution (August 10 – 11, 1942)
26. Stopping the Holocaust (August 9 and August 14, 1944)
34. Justice Robert H. Jackson, Report on the Nuremburg Trials (October 7, 1946)

The Atomic Bomb

31. Potsdam Declaration (July 26, 1945)
32. Harry S. Truman, Press Release Alerting the Nation About the Atomic Bomb (August 6, 1945)
33. United States Strategic Bombing Survey, The Effects of Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki (July 1, 1946)