The Beginnings: 1942

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978-1-338-80056-2
In 1942, it became clear that World War II would drastically change the United States forever. The war would help bring racial equality to the American workforce and give Black soldiers the chance to serve in high-ranking military positions. This is the year when Black men and white men worked side by side in factories for the first time, creating supplies for the war. The year when thousands of proud African American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen flew on the frontlines of battle. And the year when the dark legacy of racism in the United States led to the imprisonment of a hundred thousand people of Japanese descent. America was fighting for freedom abroad, but there was much work to do at home. This detailed account explains why 1942 was such a critical year in the civil rights movement.
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Written by Jay Leslie
ISBN 978-1-338-80056-2
Key Features
  • Each book addresses major moments in civil rights history, organized chronologically, and ties into the school curriculum
  • Informative sidebars provide cultural references and explanations of more complex terms
  • Rich back matter includes timeline, glossary, reference materials, index, and brief biography of a modern civil right activist
  • Historical photos throughout
  • This new set in the Exploring Civil Rights series follows the 5 books in the set “Exploring Civil Rights: The Movement”
  • Series expansion into the post-civil rights era in the coming season with “Exploring Civil Rights: The Rise”
Series No
Item # 735805
Imprint Franklin Watts
Copyright 2023
Format Reinforced Library Binding
Trim Size 6 x 9
Pages 96
Ages 10, 11, 12, 13
Dewey 323.1196/073
Grades 5 - 8
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