2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 30, 2021 11:46 AM by LOC Manuscript Division

    Seeking information about home front during WW2

    Carole Cropley Newbie

      I would like to learn about the lives of ordinary Americans who were not in the military and not in war related industries. My parents were newly weds in the 40s. Dad worked in the Navy Yard but mom, like most women, stayed home and had babies. I know about rationing, scrap metal drives, Victory gardens, etc. but I don't know how they got to church and to the doctor or how they managed their homes and families in ordinary activities. How did they cash pay checks? How did they spend time with neighbors, friends, family?