Date of Award

2015

Degree Name

History

College

College of Liberal Arts

Type of Degree

M.A.

Document Type

Thesis

First Advisor

Phillip Rutherford

Second Advisor

Laura Michele Diener

Third Advisor

Daniel Holbrook

Abstract

This work is a comprehensive study of American soldiers‘ writings during World War II as they related to personal and national postwar aims. The paper uses military and domestic publications along with a selection of memoirs and diaries published during and immediately after the war to create an overview of soldiers' ideological and material desires of postwar America.

Subject(s)

World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.