University of South Florida Period of The Second World War Discussion

Required reading: Voices of Freedom (these are very short readings)

  • Document 150 – Franklin Roosevelt on the Four Freedoms (1941)
  • Document 152 – Henry R. Luce, “The American Century” (1941)

Required reading: Give Me Liberty

  • Chapter 22, pp. 861 – 884

During World War II, many commentators noted that the United States seemed to be fighting a war against tyranny and racial hatred abroad while supporting many of those same behaviors at home. How did the authors of the assigned documents in this module address this apparent contradiction? Reference at least one of the short documents from this this week’s readings in Voices of Freedom in your answer.