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San Diego During World War II

TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2021  |  12:00PM – 1:00PM  |  ON ZOOM

In this talk speaker Linda Canada will address how the rapid expansion of both military and manufacturing jobs affected day to day life San Diego and whether the title “America’s Finest City” would have applied to the city during World War II. She will explore what it was like to live in a city whose population doubled without increased city services, transportation, or water supply. Learn about the social changes for those who lived here and the lasting effects of the World War II years on today’s San Diego.

Speaker and bio:
Linda Canada holds an undergraduate degree in History from UCLA and a law degree from Loyola University in Los Angeles. Twenty years after leaving her legal practice she still considers herself a “recovering lawyer” and has worked exclusively in the field of local history. From 2005-2017 Linda served as the archivist for the Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego (JAHSSD) and was its President 2009-2012. Linda has given talks for the History Center’s Speakers Bureau for more than 20 years. 


This event is FREE. Guests will receive a confirmation following registration.


August 10
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Category:


Virtual Event
CA United States