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ERIC Number: ED356989
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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Pearl Harbor and America's Homefront Children: First Fears, Blackouts, Air Raid Drills, and Nightmares.
Tuttle, William M., Jr.
In conducting research about U.S. homefront children during the Second World War, a professor of history wrote to the 100 largest-circulation newspapers in the United States as well as 75 African-American, Hispanic American, and Jewish-American newspapers and magazines seeking letters from people who experienced the War as children. More than 1,500 letters were received dealing with an amazing variety of topics. One of the topics is the focus of this paper: the children's fears and nightmares following the attack on Pearl Harbor. The study quotes extensively from the letters concerning, for example, how children heard of the Pearl Harbor attack and their experiences during blackouts and air raid drills. It is noted that the traumas experienced by U.S. children during the War and the long-lasting impact of these experiences on many of the youngsters need to be acknowledged more widely. (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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