All Weekend, Every Weekend. On C-SPAN3.

Role of New York City During World War II

New-York Historical Society

New-York Historical Society

New York City
Saturday, June 29, 2013

Two history professors discuss the role of New York City during World War II. First, historian Mike Wallace argues that the city was the center of political action and thought during the era and that New Yorkers views on racism inspired their hatred of fascism in Western Europe. Then, Kenneth Jackson talks about the social and industrial side of the war within the city and how New York was a major producer of navy ships and equipment for the war effort. This event was hosted by the New-York Historical Society.

Updated: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 12:08pm (ET)

Related Events

AHTV: Panel Discussion on Patriotism During World War II
Sunday, December 6, 2009     

Alan Brinkley spoke at the National WWII Museum's Mason Lecture Series on the topic of, “Visions of Peace in an Age of War.” In his address, he focused on how a wide variety of people and how a wide variety of people interpreted FDR’s vision to create an America that would be part of the world community.

LIFE: World War II
Sunday, June 6, 2010     

Richard Stolley, editor of "LIFE: World War II," presented his latest book using extensive LIFE archives. Included are previously unpublished images, like color photographs of Hitler taken by his personal photographer, German blitzkrieg, Pearl Harbor, D-Day, the home fronts, the atom bombs, and the war's aftermath.

Lectures in History: Popular Culture & World War II
Saturday, January 12, 2013     

Purdue University history professor Randy Roberts examines the connections between popular culture and World War II in films such as "Casablanca" and "The Fighting Seabees," and in songs such as "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B."  Professor Roberts also describes how patriotic sentiments made their way into comic books like Captain America.

American Artifacts: The Queen Mary in World War II
Saturday, December 24, 2011     

American History TV visited Long Beach, California to tour the RMS Queen Mary and learn about the service provided by the massive ocean liner during World War II. The Queen Mary was in service between 1936 and 1967, and has been restored and operated as a hotel for the past 40 years.

World War II Reporting & Censorship
Monday, May 28, 2012     

The National Press Club hosted a discussion on World War II reporting and censorship, and the experience of Associated Press reporter Ed Kennedy.  Kennedy was fired after he defied a military embargo and reported Germany's surrender a day before the official announcement.

World War II Reflections
Monday, May 28, 2012     

Reflections on World War II experiences from three veterans of the Army's 101st Airborne Division and a Holocaust survivor.  They are joined by two actors who appeared in the HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers."  The World War II Foundation hosted this event.

Lectures in History: Post-World War II Growth of Suburbs
Saturday, September 29, 2012     

History professor Andrew Morris discusses the unprecedented demand for affordable housing in the mid-1940s and 1950s created by returning World War II veterans, resulting in the dramatic growth of U.S. suburbs. Professor Morris explains that with the combination of the Great Depression and the rationing of materials for World War II, new homes were not being built in significant numbers. As thousands of veterans came home and started families - coupled with an economic upswing - the demand for new housing skyrocketed. This class took place at Union College in Schenectady, New York.

Pacific Theater of World War II
Saturday, January 5, 2013     

World War II veterans talk about their experiences fighting in the Pacific Theater. R.V. Burgin reflects on his time in the Marine Corps, described in his book, "Islands of the Damned." Roy Matsomoto discusses his Army service behind Japanese enemy lines in Burma. The moderator is Patrick O’Donnell, author of “Into the Rising Sun: World War II’s Pacific Veterans Reveal the Heart of Combat.” 

Lectures in History: World War II
Saturday, February 23, 2013     

History professor Matthew O’Brien looks at the causes, major battles and repercussions of World War II. Professor O’Brien examines Hitler’s advance through Europe and Winston Churchill’s strategy to fight the Nazis. Also discussed are the failing of the Soviet Union’s non-aggression pact with Germany, and the eventual full participation of the United States in the war following the attack on Pearl Harbor. This class took place at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio.

George Washington's "New Room" Restoration
Sunday     

We go to George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate to see what he called the “New Room” – which, after 14 months, $600,000, and extensive scientific and scholarly analysis, is once again a room he would recognize. The Mount Vernon Ladies Association, owners of Washington’s estate since 1858, believe that a room long thought to be used for dining was actually more of a statement room – one designed to project Washington’s own sense of himself as a gentleman farmer, Revolutionary War general and first president of the United States. We get an up close look at Mount Vernon’s grandest room and hear from the team of historians and curators behind its restoration. This event was hosted by Mount Vernon.

Share This Event Via Social Media
C-SPAN on Facebook (late 2012)
Questions? Comments? Email us at AmericanHistoryTV@c-span.org