Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

142

Date

2010

Date of Award

12-1-2010

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Major

History

Committee Chair

Aram Goudsouzian

Committee Member

Janann Sherman

Committee Member

Scott Marler

Abstract

Food rationing and shortages on the homefront during World War II led to severe criticism by the American public of the rations given to enemy prisoners of war held in camps in the United States. In response to public and congressional criticism, the War Department reduced rations to enemy prisoners of war. The official exclamation proffered by the War Department for the reduction in rations was the food shortages across the country. However, analysis of the timeline of press reports and congressional investigations, coupled with the military's excessive food procurement activities, belie the assertion by the War Department that the ration cuts to prisoners of war were necessary.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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