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Below you will find web sites, databases and MC library print & media materials to help you in your research on this topic.

Suggested Databases:

Annals of American History
Speeches, memoirs and other primary source documents from American history.

Encyclopedia Britannica
Unlike Wikipedia this encyclopedia was designed for high school students. Create your own workspace and save the information you need. You can't do that in Wikipedia either. Also access related journal articles and selected web sites.

World History Modern Era
This would be a good place to find information on the historical context of your person. Pay attention to the hyperlinks within the articles.

American Decades

Encyclopedia of World Biography

Dictionary of American History

Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction
World War II Reference Library

Suggested Web Sites:

American Cultural History 1940-1949
Art & Architecture, Events & People, Books & Literature, Music, Fashion & Fads, Theater, Film & Radio. This site is fantastic.

World War II from the BBC
Virtual tour of trench warfare, Battle of Verdun, Sinking of the Lusitania are just some of the articles. Search their site for more.

Class Zone
Great information from your World HistoryTextbook publisher.

Japanese American Internment
Find primary source material from the Library of Congress. Great pictures here.

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