Fall 2013, Robinson B208, Thursdays @ 4:30

Reading Primary Sources: Pearl Harbor and WWII

In class, we’ll workshop Roosevelt’s War Declaration, Dec. 8, 1941 to joint session of Congress (video) Full text with margin notes  as a group and then break off into teams to analyze the following primary source materials:

  1. McCollum Memo, October 7, 1940.
  2. New York Times, Dec. 8, 1941.
  3.  Maurice Matloff and Edwin M. Snell, United States Army in World War II, The War Department: Strategic Planning for Coalition Warfare, 1941-1942 chapter on the conflict with Japan and Pearl Harbor.