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  • America From the Great Depression to World War II [*] [pick] [read review]
    Archive of photographs from the U.S. Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information (FSA-OWI) which span the years 1935-45.
  • New Deal Network
    Educational guide to the Great Depression of the 1930s, from the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute. Find Depression documents, photographs, and politcal cartoons, as well as background and facts about the era.
  • Truman, Harry S.@
    Learn about Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States whose presidency was eventful in foreign affairs. Sites offer life, career, presidency, museum exhibits, photos, documents, speeches, and personal letters of one of the few U.S. Presidents who had to face too many domestic challenges marked by economic shortages, strikes, and more.
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.@
    Find sites for Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States who was elected to four terms in office. Sites offer biography, history, timeline, election results, political speeches, military and foreign policy, and records repository for the U.S. President whose legacies include the social security system and the regulation of the Wall Street.
  • Texas City Disaster@
  • New York Shipbuilding in World War Two
    Dedicated to the men and women of The New York Shipbuilding Company in Camden, NJ and the sailors they sent into harm's way.
  • Operation Paperclip (1)
  • Marshall Plan (4)
  • The American Experience: America and the Holocaust
    Explores the complex social and political factors that led the American government to turn its back on the plight of the Jewish victims of the Holocaust.
  • Coupons and Counterfeits: World War II and the U.S. Black Market
    By Garrett Moritz.
  • 1943 Detroit Race Riots (1)
  • Zoot Suit Riots (4)
  • Bedford Virginia Army Air Force B25 Crashes (1943)
    Tribute to the crew, with recent pictures of crash scene, official government report, history, and newspaper articles.
  • 50th Anniversary of the Creation of the State of Israel, 1948-1998
    Information from the Harry S. Truman Library regarding the U.S. recognition of the State of Israel.
  • I was a Negro in the South for 30 Days [pick] [read review]
    Ray Sprigle posed as a black man in 1948 to experience firsthand what life was like living under the system of legal segregation known as Jim Crow.

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