Go Down, Moses
Shakespeare in Harlem
Zora Neale Hurston
Dust Tracks on a Road
When Peoples Meet: A Study in Race and Culture Contacts
Edgar Lee Masters
Along the Illinois
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Murder of Lidice
Native American Oral Poetry
No Day of Triumph
Chapter One: "Troubled in Mind"**
Of Modern Poetry**
Parts of a World
For My People**
The Robber Bridegroom
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President Roosevelt authorizes the evacuation of all Japanese Americans from the West Coast.
Executive Order 9066 signed by President Roosevelt authorizes the Secretary of War to delegate a military commander to allocate military areas "from which any and all persons may be excluded;" this order enforced mainly against Japanese Americans.
Battles of Coral Sea and Midway halt Japanese offensive.
Internment of Japanese Americans begins.
Revenue Act expands graduated income-tax system.
Allies invade North Africa (Operation Torch).
U.S. Navy Women's Corps (WAVES) created.
U.S. Coast Guard's Women's Corps (SPARS) created.
Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) created.
Public Law 503 passed by U.S. Congress; imposes penal sanctions against anyone who fails to carry out Executive Order 9066.
Incidents at Manzanar and Poston Relocation Centers.
Japan invades Philipines and captures American forces defending Corregidor Island in Manila Bay.
The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) is founded in Chicago; advances a strategy of nonviolent resistance to challenge segregation.
Riegner Report confirms mass slaughter of Jews in Nazi Germany.
Bataan Death March.
Japan invades Aleutian Islands (June).
U.S. accomplishes first major defeat of Japanese at Midway Island in the Central Pacific (June 6).
First all-American air attack in Europe (August).
After five months of bloody fighting, Japanese troops withdraw from Guadalcanal (December).
First self-perpetuating nuclear chain reaction demonstrates practicability of atomic bomb and industrial atomic power (December 2).