Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

“When You Ride Alone, You Ride with Hitler”: Reconsidering the World War II Rationing Programs in the 21st Century

August 23, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”4.14.4″ custom_margin=”-24px|||-77px|false|false” custom_padding=”24px||54px|0px|false|false” global_colors_info=”{}”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”4.14.4″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” global_colors_info=”{}”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” global_colors_info=”{}” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”4.14.8″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” custom_margin=”|||9px|false|false” custom_padding=”|0px||28px|false|false” hover_enabled=”0″ global_colors_info=”{}” sticky_enabled=”0″]

Lecture by Professor Marion Dorsey

In a century in which we are told to spend money to support the economy and the country, and when many rely upon Amazon Prime or Instacart for rapid delivery of necessities and luxuries, how should we understand the World War II rationing programs—especially their challenges and successes–for staples such as food, gas, rubber?  How do we explain public acceptance of the shortages of cars and chocolate bars as companies shifted production to manufacture war goods and meet soldiers’ needs?  Most of all, how did the government programs, tools of persuasion, and pressures from coercion convince Americans to fight the World War II in their daily life and even in their homes?  On the 80th anniversary of World War II gas rationing, are we commemorating a unique program in American life, or are we remembering a national commitment to a central cause that has echoes today?

Admission is $5.00 for members and $10.00 for non-members. Please use the form below or call 603-569-1212 for reservations as seated is limited. Museum doors open at 6pm program begins at 7pm.

[wpforms id=”6602″]



August 23, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:
, ,