Discussion Questions for 11 april 2008

Discussion Questions for 11 april 2008 - In what ways are...

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Discussion Questions for 4/11/08 1. Documents 19.6, 19.8, 19.10 are oral histories of World War II, in which the subjects interviewed (many years after the war) reflect upon and describe their experiences during the war. In what ways do these oral histories provide a window into life in America during the war? How are these oral histories different from sources like diary entries and letters? How are oral histories useful sources for historians trying to gain an understanding of the past?
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Unformatted text preview: In what ways are they less useful? 2. How do this weeks assigned documents reflect broader issues during World War II? What do these documents tell us about life during the war? What do these documents tell us about issues like the idea of freedom, migration, gender roles, race and racism, and the experiences of African Americans and Japanese Americans during the war?...
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