Daily Lives of Civilians in Wartime Modern America: From the Indian Wars to the Vietnam War

TitleDaily Lives of Civilians in Wartime Modern America: From the Indian Wars to the Vietnam War
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsHeidler, David S., and Jeanne T. Heidler
Number of Pages182
PublisherGreenwood Press
CityWestport, CT
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In post-Civil War America, civilians were ordinarily far-removed from the actual fighting. War brought about tremendous and far-reaching changes to America's society, politics, and economy nonetheless. This volume offers detailed glimpses into the lives of ordinary folk struggling with the privations, shortages, and anxieties brought on by U.S. entry into war. The volume also shows how they strove to turn changing times to their advantage, especially civically and economically, as minorities pressed for political inclusion and traders profited from government contracts and women took on well-paying skilled jobs in large numbers for the first time.

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