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After the War

About the images: From top to bottom: a girl practices duck and cover; America continues its love affair with the car; a soldier returns home to civilian life; a disabled veteran is assisted by a nurse.

World War II profoundly changed the world on every level from international to individual. In its wake, the promise of the modern age and the threat of the Cold War heavily influenced postwar Americans. This section traces the journey of Oregon and the nation after the war.

delta Smoothing the Bumps: Planning for Postwar Reconversion
delta Victory at Last: Oregon Celebrates the Final Acts of the War
delta A New Set of Challenges: Welcoming Home the Veterans
delta Doing Something Right for the Veterans: The GI Bill of Rights
delta A Mixed Reception: Japanese Americans Return to Oregon
delta A State of Change: Oregon After World War II
delta Threats from Abroad and Enemies at Home: The Cold War

About the images: From top to bottom: a girl practices duck and cover; America continues its love affair with the car; a soldier returns home to civilian life; a disabled veteran is assisted by a nurse.

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