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        The War at Home | Ken Burns: The War

        View images from towns across the United States taken during World War II. As the U.S. entered World War II in December 1941, the social and economic makeup of the country was about to change. Industries would need to meet the ambitious goals of the war effort. Women would leave their homes to work in factories to support the war. African Americans would face further discrimination as they sought jobs in factories. Families would ration food, gasoline, and clothing. More than 100,000 Japanese Americans would be relocated from their homes to internment camps. 

        Radio News | Ken Burns: The War

        In Bridgeton, New Jersey, a family gets the latest on the war from the radio in June 1942. Credit: The Library of Congress (LC-USF34-083407-C).

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        Luverne, Minnesota : Snow Dusting | Ken Burns: The War

        A farm in Luverne, Minnesota after a light dusting of snow. Credit: Rock County Star Herald, Luverne, Minnesota.

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        Luverne, Minnesota: Military Ball | Ken Burns: The War

        A crowd of revelers, some in uniform, at a military ball in Luverne, Minnesota, 1941. Credit: The Rock County Star Herald, Luverne, Minnesota.

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        Luverne, Minnesota : Pitching Hay | Ken Burns: The War

        Giant haystacks in Luverne, Minnesota, 1941. Credit: Rock County Star Herald, Luverne, Minnesota.

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        Luverne, Minnesota: Long Letter Home | Ken Burns: The War

        Men unfurl a lengthy letter sent home by Luverne boys stationed in Kodiak, Alaska, 1942. Credit: Rock County Star Herald, Luverne, Minnesota.

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        Portrait of Bob Swift | Ken Burns: The War

        Portrait of Bob Swift in 1944. Waterbury's Anne DeVico wrote her future husband often during the war. Credit: Anne Swift.

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        So Long, Girl | Ken Burns: The War

        A soldier and a girl say goodbye at the bus station in Indianapolis, Indiana. September, 1943. Credit: The Library of Congress (LC-USW3-037761-E).

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        Sacramento Migrant Camp | Ken Burns: The War

        Rows of shacks in a migrant winter camp on the outskirts of Sacramento, California. November, 1936. Credit: The Library of Congress (LC-USF34-T01-009830-C).

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        Luverne, Minnesota: Farm Life | Ken Burns: The War

        A soldier joins farmers harvesting crops in Luverne, 1942. Credit: Rock County Star Herald, Luverne, Minnesota.

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        Luverne, Minnesota: The Pix on Main Street | Ken Burns: The War

        The Pix Theater and Treats Drug Store on Main Street, Luverne, Minnesota. 1942. Credit: Rock County Star Herald, Luverne, Minnesota.

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        Luverne, Minnesota: Snow | Ken Burns: The War

        Luverne, Minnesota, digs out after a big snowfall, 1940. Credit: Betty Mann.

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        Waterbury: The Green | Ken Burns: The War

        The Waterbury Green. October, 1946. Credit: Republican-American, Waterbury, Connecticut.

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        Downtown Sacramento | Ken Burns: The War

        Aerial of downtown Sacramento, including the Capitol building, 1940. Credit: Sacramento Archives and Museum Collection Center (83-01-111).

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        Draftee | Ken Burns: The War

        Swedish-American selectee from Minnesota being inducted into the US Army, April, 1942.

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        Burt Wilson's Childhood Home | Ken Burns: The War

        Exterior of Burt Wilson's childhood home, Sacramento, California, 1940. Credit: Burt Wilson.

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        Luverne, Minnesota: Civil War Cannon | Ken Burns: The War

        A Civil War monument in front of the Luverne Courthouse, 1941. The cannon and cannon balls would later be donated as scrap. Credit: Rock County Star Herald, Luverne, Minnesota.

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        Glenn Frazier before the War | Ken Burns: The War

        Glenn Frazier, center, at home in Fort Deposit, Alabama, before the war. Frazier spent most of the war as a POW after surviving the Bataan Death March. Credit: Glenn Frazier.

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        Luverne, Minnesota: Doing Their Part | Ken Burns: The War

        A Red Cross knitting circle in Luverne. December 18, 1943. Credit: Rock County Star Herald, Luverne, Minnesota.

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        Relocation: The Mochida Family | Ken Burns: The War

        Bags packed, identification tags hang from necks of the Mochida family of Hayward, California, preparing for relocation. May 8, 1942. Credit: The National Archives (WC-0776).

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        Relocation: Heading to Internment | Ken Burns: The War

        Japanese-American internees board a bus in San Francisco. April 6, 1942.

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        Segregation: Getting a Drink | Ken Burns: The War

        African American child takes a drink from a "colored" water fountain in Halifax, North Carolina, in April, 1938. Credit: The Library of Congress (LC-USF33-1112-M1).

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