Project

Movement, Mobilization, and Militarization: The Bay Area Home Front in World War II

Division of Education Programs

Six-inch Rifled Gun Number 9, Battery Chamberlin, on the grounds of the Presidio of San Francisco
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National Parks Service

This workshop addressed the movement of diverse peoples westward, altering the cultural landscape of the state and nation; how mobilization for war altered previous social roles and expectations, the economy, and industrial work; and how militarization had lasting implications on technology, industry, and civil rights.