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Post-World War II

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Food in the Jewish Tradition (pdf)

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Strangers in a New Land (pdf)

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Keeping Kosher (pdf)

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From Tragedy to Hope (pdf)

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Teacher Resource for Going Over All the Hurdles:
A Life of Oatess Archey
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Jewish History in Indianapolis (pdf)

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A more affluent society soon replaced wartime conditions.
The GI Bill created opportunities for many veterans to obtain a college education. While an economic boom helped create new jobs, many women left the work force as servicemen returned home to their families.

Sales of automobiles, homes and appliances increased as Americans moved to the suburbs. Hoosier communities also welcomed displaced persons from war-torn Europe and witnessed the beginnings of the Cold War.

Continued social inequality in the post-war era helped launch the civil rights and women's movements in the decades to come.

IHS Press Youth Biography Series

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Going Over All the Hurdles: A Life of Oatess Archey

IHS Press Books for Adults

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Honoring Those Who Paid the Price: Forgotten Voices from the Korean War

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