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Articles at WorldHistory.us relating to Coverage of American social, cultural, and political history through stories about the people and events of this incredible era, from the crash on Wall Street in October 1929 to the celebration in Times Square in August 1945.

Sunday Evening at the Movies

Imagine a heat wave — one of the worst in American history. We are back in the torrid summer of 1934, the third weekend...

War Hysteria

A man on horseback galloping through the streets of an American city shouting warnings of the approaching enemy — Boston 1775? No, Seattle 1941....

The Lindberghs’ Summer Excursion Part 1

By 1931 Charles Lindbergh had acquired the aura of the world’s greatest aviator and hero. He had also acquired a young wife, and one...

The Lindberghs’ Summer Excursion Part 2

Charles Lindbergh flew the seaplane Sirius through the Arctic fog, while Anne Lindbergh sat behind him with her head down listening on her earphones...

The Bonus March

The commanding general believed the situation was well in hand; he would continue his advance towards the river and save his nation from disaster....

The Peacetime Draft Comes to America

On May 8, 1940, a small group of middle-aged men representing the Executive Committee of the Second Corps Area, Military Training Camps Association(MTCA) met...

The World of Tomorrow in a World Gone Mad

On April 28, 1939, Adolf Hitler stood on the podium of the German Reichstag. In front of Hitler sat his Nazi sycophants; behind and...

The Bund

A 60-foot likeness of George Washington hung from the rafters at Madison Square Garden on the night of February 20, 1939. Also hanging from...

POW Exposition

Lieutenant Colonel Ross Greening and his fellow ex-prisoners of war were crushed. They had collected 56 crates of American ingenuity–POW handicraft–while waiting at their...

The Middle of an Era

Sometimes the best place to start is in the middle. By the Spring of 1937, half of this fascinating era had already unfolded and...
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