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Mobilizing the Home Front: War Bonds And Domestic Propaganda

  title={Mobilizing the Home Front: War Bonds And Domestic Propaganda},
  author={James J. Kimble},
During World War II, the home front offered unprecedented levels of moral, financial, and labor support for the war effort. This was no accident. Through the U.S. Treasury Department's war bond drives, Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration strategically cultivated national morale by creating the largest single domestic propaganda campaign known to that time. Donald Duck and Bugs Bunny joined Judy Garland, Dorothy Lamour, and Lana Turner to urge Americans to buy war bonds, helping to create a… 

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