The Campaign
Magazine Cover Gallery
After July 1942
Behind the Designs
The Flag In World War II
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About The Collection, Resources, Credits
Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Behring Center

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United We Stand Magazine
Cover Analysis

About The Collection Resources Credits
July 1942: United We Stand
Suggested Reading
United We Stand Campaign

Peter Gwillim Kreitler. United We Stand: Flying the American Flag. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2001.


World War II and the Home Front

William L. Bird Jr. and Harry R. Rubenstein. Design for Victory: World War II Posters on the American Home Front. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1998.

John Morton Blum. V Was for Victory: Politics and American Culture during World War II. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1976.

Paul D. Casdorph. Let the Good Times Roll: Life at Home in America during World War II. New York: Paragon House, 1989.

Lewis A. Erenberg and Susan E. Hirsch, eds. The War in American Culture: Society and Consciousness during World War II. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.

Roy Hoopes, ed. Americans Remember the Home Front: An Oral Narrative of the World War II Years in America. New York: Berkley Books, 2002.

John W. Jeffries. Wartime America: The World War II Home Front. Chicago: I. R. Dee, 1996.

Judy Barrett Litoff and David C. Smith, eds. Since You Went Away: World War II Letters from American Women on the Home Front. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.

Richard R. Lingeman. Don’t You Know There's a War On? The American Home Front, 1941–1945. New York: Putnam, 1970.

Kenneth Paul O’Brien and Lynn Hudson Parsons, eds. The Home-Front War: World War II and American Society. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1995.

Richard Polenberg, comp. America at War: The Home Front, 1941–1945. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1968.

Lawrence R. Samuel. Pledging Allegiance: American Identity and the Bond Drive of World War II. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1997.

Allan Winkler. Home Front U.S.A.: America during World War II. Wheeling, Ill.: Harlan Davidson, 2000.


For Children

Milly Lee. Nim and the War Effort. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1997.

Patricia Ryon Quiri. The American Flag. New York: Children’s Press, 1998.


Magazine History

Erika Doss, ed. Looking at Life Magazine. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2001.

Amy Janello and Brennon Jones. The American Magazine. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1991.

Carolyn Kitch. The Girl on the Magazine Cover: The Origins of Visual Stereotypes in American Mass Media. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001.

David Reed. The Popular Magazine in Britain and the United States, 1880–1960. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997.