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.
2018 | 288 pages | Cloth $45.00
American History / African-American Studies/African Studies
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Table of Contents
List of Abbreviations
Introduction. The End
Chapter 1. Bathrooms, Bedrooms, and Basements: War Liberalism in the Postwar Apartment
Chapter 2. Japanese Americans on Parole: The Perils and Promises of a Postwar State
Chapter 3. Living the GI Bill: Postwar Prosperity Through Government Dependency
Chapter 4. "I Would Not Call This the More Abundant Life": Working-Class Women Get Their Peace
Chapter 5. After the Double V: African Americans Demobilize for a "Real Peace"
Conclusion. Writing the History of What Happened After
Archival Collections Consulted