woman working on a B-17F bomber, Library of Congress
woman working on a B-17F bomber, Library of Congress
(standard disclaimer: these links were live in July 2012; apologies in advance if they're no longer active)

World War II - Primary Sources

"It's Everybody's War," a OWI motivational film from 1945, narrated by Henry Fonda - Internet Archive
Newsreels on Internet Archive - Universal newsreel collection (be aware some of these pre or post-date the Second World War)
Private Art's War - digital archive of letters from Arthur Pranger, an Army private serving in Europe
Rationing on the Homefront - Ames (Iowa) Historical Society online exhibit, with nicely digitized items
Voices of World War II: Experiences from the Front and Home - University of Missouri Kansas City + the Truman Presidential Library - rich with resources, including popular music and radio broadcasts
Home Front & Rural Life - Farming in the 1940s - Wessels Living History site, York Nebraska
The Great Plains During World War II - Purdue University
"Jenny on the Job!" industry posters, 1943 - Northwestern University library
See WAVES in color - from How to Be a Retronaut
Rosie Pictures: Select Images Relating to American Women Workers During World War II - Library of Congress
Lesson plan, "Women in the Work Force During World War II" - using National Archive materials from Atlanta GA
Color Photographs of the FSA-OWI - Library of Congress
LIFE Photo archive on Google - LIFE Magazine
WWII Posters - National Archives
80 Allied Propaganda Posters - Vector Tuts blog

The "Good War" Historiographical Debate

Pay attention to the cultural and political contexts in which each of these works were written - they are not scholarly histories
Brokaw, The Greatest Generation (Random House, 2004)
Burton & Anita Folsom, FDR Goes to War (Threshold, 2011)
William Rehnquist, All The Laws But One (Vintage, 2000)
Declan McCullugh, "Why Liberty Suffers in Wartime," Wired magazine, 9/24/01
Jeffrey Rogers Hummel, "Not Just Japanese Americans: The Untold Story of U.S. Repression During 'The Good War'," Institute for Historical Review (which sounds scholarly, but just Google the organization)
Loss of US Civil Liberties in Wartime - HistoryCommons (same as above; the website sounds academic but is not)

Japanese-American Relocation and Internment

JARDA - Japanese American Relocation Digital Archive (Calisphere) - wonderful archive + lesson plans and teacher resources
Ansel Adams' photographs and book from Manzanar Camp - Library of Congress
Manzanar National Historic Site - National Park Service
Drama In the Delta - a well-researched prototype of an interactive, multi-player role playing game (RPG) about Japanese American internment in Alabama

African-American Experiences

Patriotism Crosses the Color Line: African Americans in World War II - Gilda Lehrman Institute of American History
Information on the Pittsburgh Courier and its Double-V Campaign - PBS
Resources to use with the documentary "The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords" - Newsreel.org - helpful even without the film
Bessie Coleman short bio on BlackPast.org - see also Bessie Coleman: Aerospace Legacy
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site - National Park Service
Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Museum - located in Detroit, Michigan
Resources on Tuskegee Airmen from Tuskegee University
"The Tuskegee Airmen and Eleanor Roosevelt" - FDR Presidential Library
PBS Newshour profile of some of the surviving Tuskegee Airmen
Experiences of the 369th Regiment (which had been the "Harlem Hellfighters" in World War I) during WW2