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Table of ContentsPart 1 Preface ix Part 2 WARTIME AMERICA: FRAMEWORKS AND MEANINGS 3 Chapter 3 A watershed? A Good War? Part 4 MOBILIZING THE ECONOMY 16 Chapter 5 Managing the war mobilization. Managing the civilian economy. Managing the budget. The political economy of war - and peace. Part 6 VICTORY AT HOME AND ABROAD 43 Chapter 7 The dual victory. The organizational society. A leavening agent. Part 8 A NATION ON THE MOVE 69 Chapter 9 Geographic mobility. The growing Sunbelt. Wartime communities. Families and children. Part 10 NEW CIRCUMSTANCES, OLD PATTERNS 93 Chapter 11 Women and the war. African Americans and the war. Part 12 "AMERICANS ALL"? 120 Chapter 13 "Enemy-alien" groups. Other minority groups. Dissent and deviance. Part 14 "POLITICS AS USUAL" 145 Chapter 15 The election of 1940. The election of 1942 and the Seventy-eighth Congress. The election of 1944. Part 16 GLIMPSES OF WAR, VISIONS OF PEACE 170 Chapter 17 Scenes of battle. Information and images. Home-front roles, postwar goals. Part 18 Epilogue 193 Part 19 A Note on Sources 199 Part 20 Index 209
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A trenchant, lucid, and persuasive analysis.
author of V was for Victory
A rare combination of virtues: both summarizes and modifies existing interpretations. It will become the standard account, the point from which future scholarship will evolve.
author of Prisoners Without Trial
Beautiful...answers more questions than any other book about World War II.
author of Daddy's Gone to War