Wartime America: The World War II Home Front

Wartime America: The World War II Home Front

by John W. Jeffries

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442276499
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/08/2018
Series: American Ways Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 1,244,515
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.64(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

John W. Jeffries teaches American history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He has also written Testing the Roosevelt Coalition and is co-author of Why Soldiers Fought.

Table of Contents

Part 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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John Morton Blum

A trenchant, lucid, and persuasive analysis.
— author of V was for Victory

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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

William M. Jr. Tuttle

Beautiful...answers more questions than any other book about World War II.
— author of Daddy's Gone to War

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