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Welcome to the Illinois State Historical Sociey's online store. Over the years the Society has accumulated many books and since it is neither a research center nor a lending library, we have created this Store to make these books available for purchase. Most are single title items in like new condition. In addition to books, we are also offering for sale back issues of the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society and Illinois Heritage, art work, and stationery. All proceeds from these sales will be used to support the Illinois State Historical Society.

*Most of the books for sale are new or very gently used and in extremely good condition.  If you have any specific questions, please feel free to call the office at 217-525-2781, Ext. 1.

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World War II: On the Homefront
World War II: On the Homefront

When World War II broke out, Roosevelt led the nation through a dramatic changeover to a wartime economy. Women found a new place in the workforce; Americans at home pulled together to economize through rationing of food, tires, gasoline, silk, and more; families grew their own produce in their victory gardens; and school children saved their pennies to invest in war bonds. This volume of life on the U. S. homefront tells the stories of the people, in their own words, who lived through those times: black Americans who faced increased prejudice, women who embarked on new careers, and Japanese-Americans in internment camps.


Publisher: History Compass, 1970


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