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It was a time of victorious jubilation for everyone, except those who came back “home” to segregation and discrimination. The returning African American soldier returned home to find that his most dreaded unwanted guest “Jim Crow”, had not packed up and moved to other shores. With the non-extinguishing of Jim Crow, they were still mandated to separate facilities for travel, lodging, eating, and drinking, schooling, worship, housing, and in all other aspects of social and economic life .Moreover, though they had fought and many died, the armed forces was not anymore accommodating of the African American civil rights, as was society-at-large. African American veterans returning to the south after military service in World War II were often unwilling to be subjected to the humiliation and degradation of segregation and discrimination in the land which they served to shed their blood. Some white, especially in the south, felt that these veterans needed to be terrorized into submission, whether they were wore the nation’s uniform or not.
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The lessons learned from the Great Depression forced Americans to think in that direction. However, history proved that such anticipations or beliefs were not true. Instead of economic decline, American economy started grow after WW2 mainly because of the energy provided by the automobile industry.
The war had also left the American society in a position where the traditional societal organization became questionable, planting the seeds of agitation against White supremacy and stereotypical role of women (Griffith and Baker 22). This state was maintained even amid challenges for over two decades (1945-68) before subsiding.
Important factors related to the 1960s include but are not limited to the life of Martin Luther King Jr., the culture of hippies, and the development of children’s toys. The politics of the 1960s brought a revolutionary change specifically for the blacks in the USA.
She went to Smith College and graduated in 1942 with a top honours in psychology. She later started her career as a freelance writer before advancement into a full feminist writer. In 1947, she married Carl Friedan with whom she had three children before divorcing him in 1969 after twenty years of marriage.
Women roles have been restricted to domesticity, suburbanization, and political complacency. In light of this interpretation, Joanne Meyorowitz with her contributors sets out to revisit the impact that women made in their capacities as mothers, activists, workers, and unionists.
The effects of the war were essentially integral in the strengthening of the US domestic economy in which association to it gave way for the United States to rise to superpower status.
There were only brief cyclical signs of recovery in the deep recessionary state of the US economy by 1940.
Germany, which had instigated two attempts to take over the rest of the continent, was at last subdued, and nations the world over welcomed the opportunity for peace. Indeed, as the war was still going on in Europe and Asia, it was thought that the peace afterward would only require that all the world believe in "good faith and getting along with everybody," so horrific had the war been (Leffler p.
in a post World War II environment – with women losing their war-time factory jobs to men – and from the loss of military income to families, and a housing shortage that existed in America immediately after the war. President Roosevelt addressed these problems with his New