Writer's Guide to Government Information

Resources to inject real life detail into your fiction

America’s Story: Depression to WWII

America’s Story: Depression to WWII –http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/wwii/jb_wwii_subj.html

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • When did posters with the phrase “Uncle Sam wants you!” become popular?
  • Where can I find pictures of Pearl Harbor widows?
  • What were people wearing in the 1930s?


America’s Story is a Library of Congress website aimed at children with a mixture of text and photographs. It’s timeline arrangement may make it helpful for people seeking quick bits of information about significant events such as the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge, the first federal prisoners to arrive at Alcatraz, the formation of USO clubs, disagreements between Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill over whether to focus on the Atlantic or Pacific theaters or more.


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