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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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