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Postwar : waging peace in Chicago

Author: Laura McEnaney
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2018]
Series: Politics and culture in modern America.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Featuring a fine-grained history of Chicago's working class, Postwar investigates what the aftermath of World War II meant to a broad swath of Americans and finds a working-class war liberalism--a conviction that the wartime state had taken things from people and that the postwar era was about reclaiming those things with the state's help.
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McEnaney, Laura, 1960-
Postwar.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018004673
(OCoLC)1028616556
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laura McEnaney
ISBN: 9780812295443 0812295447
OCLC Number: 1051299409
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 272 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Introduction: The End --
Bathrooms, Bedrooms, and Basements: War Liberalism in the Postwar Apartment --
Japanese Americans on Parole: The Perils and Promises of a Postwar State --
Living the GI Bill: Postwar Prosperity Through Government Dependency --
"I Would Not Call This the More Abundant Life": Working-Class Women Get Their Peace --
After the Double V: African Americans Demobilize for a "Real Peace" --
Conclusion: Writing the History of What Happened After.
Series Title: Politics and culture in modern America.
Responsibility: Laura McEnaney.
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