Home Front Studies

Home Front Studies

Edited by James J. Kimble

ISSN 2768-5578

eISSN 2768-5586


This interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal explores the concept of the home front, broadly considered, in times of war, civil war, and similar conflicts from the late nineteenth century to the present day. As such, its focus is not on battles, military leadership and training, theaters of conflict, or war strategies. Rather, the journal looks at the role of art, citizenship, culture, discrimination, finance, gender, identity, music, morale, propaganda, resistance, society, and other factors as experienced by civilians on home fronts in locations around the world.

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Table Of Contents

Volume 2 (2022)


Editor’s Welcome
James J. Kimble

Anti-Japanese Sentiment and Action in Texas during World War II
Ryan Poff

The Federated Press and Labor Feminism on the US Home Front during World War II
Victoria M. Grieve

Pushing Aluminum: The Boy Scouts of America, the World War II Home Front, and the Scrap Metal Collection Drive of 1941
Nicholas Evan Sarantakes

Homeless on the Home Front: Spaces of Emplacement and Displacement during World War II
Anthony J. Irizarry

Brian Taylor, Fighting for Citizenship: Black Northerners and the Debate over Military Service in the Civil War
Daniel W. Aldridge III

Aaron Hiltner, Taking Leave, Taking Liberties: American Troops on the World War II Home Front
Nancy Gentile Ford

Mark Philip Bradley and Mary Dudziak, eds., Making the Forever War: Marilyn B. Young on the Culture and Politics of American Militarism
David Kieran

John Beck, Landscape as Weapon: Cultures of Exhaustion and Refusal
Wallis Miller

Wendy Z. Goldman and Donald Filtzer, Fortress Dark and Stern: The Soviet Home Front during World War II
Kenneth Slepyan

Kevin Willmott, dir., The 24th
Mark Whalan

Submissions & Book Reviews

      This journal publishes scholarly research whose focus is the context of the home front, broadly considered, in times of war, civil war, and similar conflicts. Its scope is international. The interdisciplinary editorial board is open to submissions from scholars located across the humanities. The time period covered by Home Front Studies extends from the late nineteenth century to the present.

     All submissions must be original, unpublished, and not under review elsewhere. Double space all text (including notes and captions) and ensure that the author’s name does not appear anywhere in the manuscript. Prepare the essay in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition, using humanities style endnotes. The journal does not ordinarily review submissions longer than 9,000 words, inclusive of endnotes.

     Journal submissions should use the journal’s online review portal, which can be found here

    Manuscripts with figures should use callouts in the main text to refer to each figure, with the figure captions included at the end of the article. For review, gather black-and-white versions of each figure, label them according to their figure number, and upload them through the Editorial Manager site. If the work is accepted for publication, authors must provide high-quality (400 dpi or more) versions of all artwork. All images that are not the creation of the author(s) require permission to republish, and it is the responsibility of the author(s) to obtain that permission before publication can proceed.

    Members of the editorial board, often in consultation with guest reviewers, assess submitted manuscripts in accordance with the guidelines above. It is a double-anonymous process that ordinarily takes three months. If a work is accepted for publication, the editorial staff will edit it according to space limitations and editorial guidelines, in consultation with the author. Copyright for published material belongs to the University of Nebraska Press.
     There is no fee for publication in Home Front Studies. Contributors are responsible, however, for obtaining any permissions from individuals or institutions that hold copyright ownership of any element in an accepted manuscript, and appropriate permission lines from those copyright holders must be in place before publication.

     Address correspondence concerning manuscripts to James J. Kimble via email at james.kimble@shu.edu. Surface mail should go to James J. Kimble, College of Communication & the Arts, Seton Hall University, 400 South Orange Ave., South Orange NJ  07936 USA.

     The journal does not accept unsolicited reviews of books, movies, or exhibitions. Please contact the review editor, Pearl James, to discuss potential review assignments: pearl.james@uky.edu.

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Editorial Board

Advisory Board
Allida Black, George Washington University
Susan L. Carruthers, University of Warwick
Shawn J. Parry-Giles, University of Maryland
Steven Trout, University of Alabama
Jill Watts, California State University San Marcos
Allan Winkler, Miami University
Editorial Board
Matthew M. Briones, University of Chicago
Graham Broad, King’s University College at Western University
Jill Bugajski, Art Institute of Chicago
Randall Bytwerk, Calvin University
Steven Casey, London School of Economics
Francie Chassen-López, University of Kentucky
Elisabeth Fondren, St. John’s University
Michael Fuhlhage, Wayne State University
Sarah Glassford, University of Windsor
Trischa Goodnow, Oregon State University
John Maxwell Hamilton, Louisiana State University
Cherisse Jones-Branch, Arkansas State University
Martin Kerby, University of Southern Queensland
John Kinder, Oklahoma State University
Christina M. Knopf, SUNY Cortland
Chima J. Korieh, Marquette University
Hanae Kramer, University of Hawai`i at Mānoa
Raphael Chijioke Njoku, Idaho State University
Jessy Ohl, University of Alabama
Alan R. Perry, Gettysburg College
Pamela Potter, University of Wisconsin
Matt Pressman, Seton Hall University
Kathleen M. Ryan, University of Colorado Boulder
Yorick Smaal, Griffith University
Roger Stahl, University of Georgia
Laura Ugolini, University of Wolverhampton
Kara Dixon Vuic, Texas Christian University
Jennifer Weber, Air Force Academy
Meghan K. Winchell, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Reviews Editor
Pearl James, University of Kentucky
James J. Kimble, Seton Hall University



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