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The Year of Peril: America in 1942

Appearance Date: 11/6/2021

The Year of Peril examines how American society responded to the greatest stress experienced since the Civil War, and reveals the various ways, both heroic and appalling, that the trauma of 1942 forced Americans to redefine their relationship with democracy. The lessons of this critical time continue to affect us today.

Meet the Author

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Tracy Campbell

Tracy Campbell is the E. Vernon Smith and Eloise C. Smith Professor of American History at the University of Kentucky. He was awarded the 2021 Barbara and David Zalzanick American History Book Prize from the New-York Historical Society.