After the Day of Infamy: "Man-on-the-Street" Interviews Following the Attack on Pearl Harbor, presents interviews of people from throughout the United States on their feelings after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. These tapes, which were done over a series of several months by the staff of what is now the American Folklife Center, also include opinions on other events of the day including racial discrimination, labor disputes and the decision to go to war.
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- The Great Depression and World War II 1929-1945
Related Collections and Exhibits
- America from the Great Depression to World War II: Photographs from the FSA and OWI, ca. 1935-1945
- American Life Histories, 1936-1940
- By the People, For the People: Posters from the WPA, 1936-1943
- "Now What a Time": Blues, Gospel, and the Fort Valley Music Festivals, 1938-1943
- "Suffering Under a Great Injustice": Ansel Adams's Photographs of Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar
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