Movement, Mobilization, and Militarization: World War II and the Home Front


Berkeley, CA



June 24-28, 2019 or July 8-12, 2019 (1 week)


Summer Program

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The workshop focuses on three themes: the movement of diverse groups of people to California, altering the cultural landscape of the state and nation; how mobilization for war was made possible through New Deal Era infrastructure and the marshalling of the nation’s industrial capacity; and the role of UC Berkeley and the American West as a center for militarization. Over five days, and visits to geographical formations, historic sites, museums, and memorials it endeavors to answer this focus question: How did World War II transform California and the nation?

Project Director(s)

Rachel B. Reinhard; Mark Brilliant

Visiting Faculty

Mark Brilliant; Stephanie Jones-Rogers; Karen Korematsu; Donna Graves

Grantee Institution

University of California, Berkeley