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Paper Assignment HIST351: The Second World War Value: 100 Points Your assignment is to write a 4 to 5 page paper (1000 to 1250 words) discussing U.S. popular culture before and during World War II. One of your sources must be the book Joe Louis: Hard Times Man and the other must be a film that was released during the war (1939-1945). In your paper, answer the following question: In what ways did popular culture (film and sport specifically) shape Americans’ opinions of the war? In your essay, you should discuss the use of popular culture as both a symbol and as propaganda. In other words, how did popular culture factor into the war? Your paper should include an
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Unformatted text preview: introductory paragraph in which you make an argument (i.e. state your thesis) as well as a concluding paragraph. Your paper is due on or before the date of our final exam . Below is a list of World War II era films you might consider choosing: A Yank in the RAF (1941) Back to Bataan (1945) Casablanca (1942) Flying Tigers (1942) Gung Ho! (1943) Mrs. Miniver (1942) Sahara (1943) Since You Went Away (1944) The Fighting Seabees (1944) The Purple Heart (1944) The Rear Gunner (1943) They Were Expendable (1945) Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944) Wake Island (1942) Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)...
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2011 for the course HIST 351 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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