US History Academic Standards
USH.5.1 Describe the transformations in American society and government policy as the nation mobilized for entry into World War II.
C. Examine President Franklin Roosevelt's Day Which Will Live in Infamy speech and America's conduct of the war, including the role of women and minorities in the war effort, rationing, the internment of Americans of Japanese descent, and the treatment of Americans of German, and Italian descent, including the Korematsu v. United States decision.
Oklahoma History Center Education Resources
The 45th Infantry Division
The USS Oklahoma
The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture
Brad Agnew, "World War II"
William C. Meadows, "Code Talkers"
Bill Corbett, "Prisoner of War Camps"
Tally D. Fugate, "Rationing"
Linda D. Wilson, "War Bond Drives"
James L. Cowder, "Tinker Air Force Base"
Lance Janda, "Women and the World Wars"
Tally D. Fugate, "War Production Board"
David G. Loconto, "Italians"
Research Center Resources
Duane K. Hale, "Uncle Sam's Warriors: American Indians in World War II," The Chronicles of Oklahoma 69 (Winter 1991–92).
Leo Kelley, "Bamboo Bombers over Oklahoma: USAAF Pilot Training During World War II," The Chronicles of Oklahoma 68 (Winter 1990–91).
Oscar Lee Owens, The Fighting Men of Oklahoma, 2 Vols. (Oklahoma City, Okla.: Victory Publishing Co., 1946).
Keith Tolman, "Will Rogers Field: The Life and Death of a World War II Airbase," The Chronicles of Oklahoma 79 (Spring 2001).
Tulsa (Oklahoma) World, 1 December 1991.
"World War Two, 1939–1945," Vertical File, Research Division, Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma City.
"First of a large scale movement of Japanese from west coast areas stand in line in Manzanar, Calif., awaiting assignment to com-munity houses in internment camp there." https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc767671/
"Elmer Morriss, Ringling, Okla., WWII veteran and triple amputee." https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc476760/
"NORMAN, Feb. 8 - The Arnold air society members of the University of Oklahoma's airforce ROTC unit have voted unanimously to name their newly-organized squadron in memory of Waddy Young, former OU All-America end and captain in the airforce who was listed as missing in action in World war II." https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc767726/
"A $500,000 armory for local army reserve units will be dedicated November 19 in honor of Oklahoma City's only native son to win the Medal of Honor." https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc573283/
"Monica Corona, Oklahoma City G. I. Forum Queen and Joe Borias forum chairman, place a wreath on the grave of Medal of Honor recipient Manuel Perez Jr. at Memorial Day services at Fairlawn Cemetery in Oklahoma City." https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc571891/
Online Primary Sources
Primary Sources: WWII, University of Washington
Primary Sources: World War II, Christopher Newport University
Rosie the Riveter: Working Women and World War II, Library of Congress
World War II: Women on the Home Front, Digital Public Library of America
The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom, Library of Congress
Diversity and U.S. Forces in World War II
Teaching Japanese-American Internment Using Primary Sources, The New York Times
U.S. Reports: Korematsu v. United States, 323 U.S. 214 (1944), Library of Congress
German-Americans and the Shadow of War, Library of Congress
"During World War II, the U.S. Saw Italian-Americans as a Threat to Homeland Security," Smithsonian magazine
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