Name of Collection: US History Post WWI-1945
School Name: Long Island City High School
Address: 14-30 Broadway Astoria, NY 11106
Phone: (718) 545-7095 ext.4467
Librarian: Ed Hodel
Librarian's e-mail:
Introduction: After World War I, the United States went through a period of transition. Rapid changes in the economic and social structure of the country dominated this period, leading the U.S. through the Progressive Era (Roaring Twenties), the Great Depression and World War II. Our collection encompasses the political, social, and economic aspects of the era including events, key figures, cultural phenomena, and political movements.
Questions for Inquiry
What effects did the Great Depression have on government policies and public attidudes?
Why did Japan decide to attack the US Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor?
What was appeasement? When did it become clear that that policy had failed?
What were the consequences of the Nazi’s policy labeled “The Final Solution of the Jewish Question?”
Keywords: progressive era, suffrage, holocaust
Subject Headings: World War, 1939-1945, atomic bomb, prohibition-United States- History, New Deal, 1933-1939.
Dewey Decimal Classification(s):
World War II, 1939-1945. 940.53
Holocaust 940.531
Administration of Franklin Roosevelt 973.917
Key Books
Encyclopedia of the Great Depression. The 1920s from Prohibition to Charles Lindbergh, Macmillan Reference USA, c2004.
The 1920s from Prohibition to Charles Lindbergh / Feinstein, Stephen. Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow. c2006.
Nothing to fear / Koller, Jackie French. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. c1991.
Gale Virtual Reference Library. A database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
Web Sites: NYPL Digital Gallery.
The library's rare and unique collections in digitized form.
Jazz/ Burns, Ken. PBS Home Video, 2000. 10 videocassettes, approx. 19 hours.
The Speeches of Franklin D. Roosevelt / Oak Forest, IL: MPI Home Video, c1988.
The Roaring Twenties Volume 1, 1919-24 / Republic Pictures Home Video, 1986.
History in focus, 1930-1939 / Evanston, IL : AGC/United Learning, c1998.
Music CDs:
We'll Meet Again, music of 1940s / Universal City, CA: MCA Records, Inc., c1993.
Community Resources:
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