Wartime America The World War II Home Front

ISBN-10: 156663119X
ISBN-13: 9781566631198
Edition: N/A
Authors: John W. Jeffries
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Description: The World War II home front revisited, with a skeptical appraisal of the Good War as a watershed in the nation's history. A superb account...a starting point for future work on the war. --Journal of American History. American Ways Series.

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List price: $16.95
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee Publisher
Publication date: 2/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 228
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

The World War II home front revisited, with a skeptical appraisal of the Good War as a watershed in the nation's history. A superb account...a starting point for future work on the war. --Journal of American History. American Ways Series.

Preface
Wartime America: Frameworks And Meanings
A watershed? A Good War?
Mobilizing The Economy
Managing the war mobilization
Managing the civilian economy
Managing the budget
The political economy of war - and peace
Victory At Home And Abroad
The dual victory
The organizational society
A leavening agent.
A Nation On The Move
Geographic mobility
The growing Sunbelt
Wartime communities
Families and children.
New Circumstances, Old Patterns
Women and the war
African Americans and the war.
"Americans All"?
"Enemy-alien" groups
Other minority groups
Dissent and deviance.
"Politics As Usual"
The election of 1940
The election of 1942 and the Seventy-eighth Congress
The election of 1944.
Glimpses Of War, Visions Of Peace
Scenes of battle
Information and images
Home-front roles, postwar goals.
Epilogue
A Note on Sources
Index

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