U.S. National World War II Memorial, Washington, DC. Courtesy Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

Consider the impact of World War II abroad, on the American homefront, and in public memory with help from the following OAH Distinguished Lecturers:


Allan M. Winkler

The World War II Homefront

This lecture, based on Winkler's book Home Front,...(Read More)

Catherine Forslund

We Are a College at War: American Women in World War II

This lecture explores the variety of activities of female college students and other women in the war-time United States drawn largely from sources based in the women’s college experience. Before and during the war, college women—like so many others—were concerned about conscription, the...(Read More)

Peter Karsten

Understanding the World of Combat Infantrymen in Europe during World War II: Surveys, Recollections, and the Critical Role of War Correspondents, Photographers, and Cartoonists

Most scholarship on the American role in the European Theater of Operations (ETO) during World War II has addressed the “large” issues of strategy, campaign outcomes, command leadership, and logistical support. Other, generally more recent research efforts have provided insights into the...(Read More)

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