Skip to main content
Princeton Mobile homeCourses home

The History of the United States during World War II

HIS 468/AMS 468

Info tab content
Throughout WWII, over 16 million Americans served in uniform, while countless others contributed to the war effort on the Homefront. We will delve into the remarkable transformation of American society from the Great Depression to the Cold War, as the country rallied to fight what was considered a "just" war. However, we will also tackle the moral and ethical dilemmas surrounding the notion of a "good war" and who truly benefited from it. The class will be taught from different perspectives including the women, African Americans, and Navajo who mobilized during the war and Japanese Americans who were imprisoned in concentration camps.
Instructors tab content
Sections tab content

Section C01