HIS 365G • Texas Homefront During WWII-W
A seminar course will ground its examination of the homefront experience by examining the Depression years, the expanded wartime economy, the New Deal and changing social relations in the 1940s and 1950s. Our focus will be on state intervention, labor and civil rights activity and on the important role that Texas played in U.S. relations with Mexico.
1/3 of the grade is based on class discussion. 1/3 on a comprehensive examination. 1/3 on a 20-page research paper on a World War II topic.
Daniel Kryder, Divided Arsenal; Race and the American State During World War II, 2000. George Sessions Perry, Hold Autumn in Your Hand, 1941. James Lee Ward et al., eds., 1941: Texas Goes to War, 1991. Emilio Zamora, The Politics of Good Neighborliness in Texas during the Second World War, Forthcoming.