The War and Social Change

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The War and Social Change New wartime New wartime jobs offered opportunity for jobs offered opportunity for millions of Americans, but their rapid millions of Americans, but their rapid migration to war production sites created migration to war production sites created severe social stresses and strained family severe social stresses and strained family relationships. relationships.
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Americans on the move The flow of soldiers overseas and the movement of job hunters into areas with defense jobs produced the greatest short-term migration in US history. In general, Americans immigrated from rural areas to urban areas, from the East to the West, and from the North to the South. The largest gains were in states along the West coast, followed by Texas and the South Atlantic states of Maryland, Florida, and Virginia
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Americans on the move As for African Americans, they were usually "the last to be hired and the first to be fired." African Americans made up a large part of this migrating stream. While other migrants moved temporarily, African Americans tended to remain in their new homes.
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