Compose a paper discussing some particular facet of life in the United States from 1914-1945. Your paper must set forth a clear claim (thesis) that explains a particular aspect of life at a particular time. What sort of explanation am I after? Focus on a specific happening—an event, trend or place—and elevate it beyond mere trivia by connecting it to a broader theme that is characteristic of the era. You accomplish this by drawing upon various sources, bringing all these voices together to speak to one significant historical trend or theme identified in the thesis statement.
Your sources will include (1) at least three magazine or newspaper items dating from the period being considered. Sources from the open web may be used, but do not count toward the required five, even if they are historical sources. (2) At least two scholarly articles from academic journals.