Monthly Archive: August 2016
One of my areas of study is the cooperation between Hollywood and the government during World War 2. It is a fascinating area of study because hundreds of films were made between 1939 and 1945 that have in some way shaped the popular perception of the war.
For my American History class, we had to review books about a particular time period. I drew The Hornet’s Nest by former president Jimmy Carter. The book itself is a semi-biographical tale of Carter’s family.
A few months ago I loaded up the car and headed east to Bristol, IN where I stood in the cold and rain for a few hours to watch a re-enactment of a World War 2 battle.
Black Protest and the Great Migration: A Brief History with Documents. follows the migration of up to nearly half-a-million Black Americans during World War I to the urban north. Using documents to back up the historical account, the book highlights the social, economic and political conditions of the South.