Need an research paper on changes in american family during world war ii. Needs to be 5 pages. Please no plagiarism. Harper starts by expressing the time of World War II as a “… period of large and lasting changes” (7). She covers vividly the historical timeline of the war and the various consequences that this had on American Society. Focusing on the home front, migration was evidenced and at least one-fifth of the people had moved from their original place. Over 16 million men and women were enrolled in the army within this time, the majority of them leaving their children orphaned and homeless (51). Additionally, the women’s role and child care elements of the family were affected by the war (61-62). Harper also points out that the period after was a time that the nation recovered from the economic depression and that the war changed America, to some extent, for good. One positive change that occurred in the family is that women were empowered and the society more conscious of women (61).
The text provides comprehensive information pertaining to the chronological changes of the social and economic adjustments and their impact on the home front. There is evidence of changes in family structures and roles and all the pressures that led to these changes. I will use this information to develop a historical coverage of the family changes during the time of the war and to compare the bad and good effects of the war. Weighing the two matters will assist me to advance a conclusion that supports my hypothesis.
Herring, Miriam. A Mim’s Eye View of the Heart of Vermont. 2012. Accessed from:
<. http://vermonthistory.org/journal/81/VHS8101BookReviews.pdf >.
[Accessed on 11th Nov 2013]
Herring portrays the harsh conditions of World War 2. All the army was expected to join in war as more people including women were recruited after the president declared that every person stands out to show their loyalty to the country. As the situation demanded, people joined in the war without even considering the risk that they were exposing themselves to and to their families. Herring points out that “Milkweed was harvested by children ostensibly for life jacket” to portray the kind of vulnerability that every citizen was exposed during this time of the war (109).