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Department of State

New Jersey Historical Commission

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Lt. Governor and Secretary of State

The Home Front During World War II

Grades 5 through 8

Books, Articles and Teachers Guides

“Through a Glass, Darkly”
pp. 298-321. In New Jersey: A Mirror on America
John T. Cunningham. Andover, N.J.: Afton Publishing Co., 1976


World War II Rations Book (1942)

Internet Sites

Highland Park During World War II

Grades 9 through 12

Books, Articles and Teachers Guides

“War and Modern America”
pp. 75-96. In OneState in Arms: A Short Military History of New Jersey
Mark Edward Lender. New Jersey History Series. Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1991

Audio and Video

Seabrook at War
Narrated by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., a one-hour radio documentary about how during and after World War II Seabrook Farms recruited Japanese Americans from the wartime internment camps and Estonians postwar displaced persons camps. A co-production of the New Jersey Historical Commission and public radio station WWFM, 1995
(Listen online)


Words That Make New Jersey History
Edited by Howard L. Green. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1995
Republican Congressmen on War in Europe (1939), pp. 230-232
Women in Defense Plants (1943), pp. 238-241
Correspondence Between a Young Woman and Her Husband at War (1943-44), pp. 242-245



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