Published Date

February 23, 2002

Resource Type

GI Roundtable Series

Please note that the pamphlets did not list specific authors, due to the often significant rewriting by staff and censorship by the War Department and other agencies in the federal government. The author names, where given, are reconstructed from lists among the AHA Papers in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress, and often only indicate the person who authored the first draft of the pamphlet.

Some pamphlets were commissioned but never published. The reasons for these cancellations vary, but many of them could not be finished and edited to satisfaction before the end of the war. When a pamphlet was cancelled the copyright was given back to the author. Therefore, these pamphlets cannot be published, though the original drafts are available in the AHA Papers in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress. See the titles, authors, and dates of those cancelled pamphlets.

EM 1: Guide for Discussion Leaders (1944)

EM 2: What Is Propaganda? (1944)

EM 3: Is a Crime Wave Coming? (1946)

EM 4: Are Opinion Polls Useful? (1946)

EM 5: Why Do We Have a Social Security Law? (1946)

EM 6: Why Do Veterans Organize? (1946)

EM 10: What Shall Be Done about Germany after the War? (1944)

EM 11: What Shall Be Done with the War Criminals? (1944)

EM 12: Can We Prevent Future Wars? (1944)

EM 13: How Shall Lend-Lease Accounts Be Settled? (1945)

EM 14: Is the Good Neighbor Policy a Success? (1945)

EM 15: What Shall Be Done about Japan after Victory? (1945)

EM 16: What Makes the British Commonwealth Hold Together? (1946)

EM 17: How Free Are the Skyways? (1945)

EM 18: What Is the Future of Italy? (1945)

EM 19: Building a Workable Peace (1946)

EM 20: What Has Alaska to Offer Postwar Pioneers? (1944)

EM 21: Shall We Have Universal Military Training? (1944 Censored)

EM 22: Will There Be Work for All? (1944)

EM 23: Why Co-ops? What Are They? How Do They Work? (1944)

EM 24: What Lies Ahead for the Philippines? (1945)

EM 25: What Shall We Do with Our Merchant Fleet? (1946)

EM 26: Can the Germans Be Re-educated? (1945)

EM 27: What Is the Future of Television? (1945)

EM 28: How Far Should the Government Control Radio? (1946)

EM 29: Is Your Health the Nation’s Business? (1946)

EM 30: Can War Marriages Be Made to Work? (1944)

EM 31: Do You Want Your Wife to Work after the War? (1944)

EM 32: Shall I Build a House after the War? (1944)

EM 33: What Will Your Town Be Like? (1945)

EM 34: Shall I Go Back to School? (1945)

EM 35: Shall I Take Up Farming? (1945)

EM 36: Does It Pay to Borrow? (1945)

EM 37: Will There Be a Plane in Every Garage? (1945)

EM 38: Who Should Choose a Civil Service Career? (1946)

EM 39: Shall I Go into Business for Myself? (1946)

EM 40: Will the French Republic Live Again? (1944)

EM 41: Our British Ally (1944)

EM 42: Our Chinese Ally (1944)

EM 43: The Balkans—Many Peoples, Many Problems (1944)

EM 44: Australia: Our Neighbor Down Under (1944)

EM 45: What Future for the Islands of the Pacific? (1944)

EM 46: Our Russian Ally (1945)

EM 47: Canada: Our Oldest Good Neighbor (1946)

EM 90: GI Radio Roundtable (1944)

Cancelled Titles


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