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Home front and the economy

Tim Cooke

Home front and the economy

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Published by Brown Bear Books in Redding, Conn .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social conditions,
  • Economic aspects,
  • Economic conditions,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    Statementedited by Tim Cooke
    SeriesCurriculum connections : Civil War
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHC105.6 .H66 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24808763M
    ISBN 109781936333455
    LC Control Number2011005399

    The war restored the self-confidence they had felt prior to the depression and convinced them that what they wanted was within their grasp. Entering the war drastically changed the United States economy, and the nation immediately demanded more from its men and women. In responding to extraordinary challenges, the United States was undeniably different at the end of the war than it had been at the start. She has contributed to more than a dozen encyclopedias and book series and was a managing editor at a non-profit scholarly publisher. But some attitudes died hard. Farms and Factories In the First World War farmers broke new land and, with state assistance, began to mechanize their operations.

    The system worked. The institution of National Selective Service in early effectively controlled the destiny of all men and women, told them who could join up to fight overseas and who could not, where they could work, and when they could change jobs. The nation worked closely with businessmen, for, as Secretary of War Henry L. She has contributed to more than a dozen encyclopedias and book series and was a managing editor at a non-profit scholarly publisher. They had fought against totalitarian dictatorships for democratic ideals and they had won. This made the rising costs of the First World War an impossibility and, while not everyone was pleased by controls, the public could see the fairness of the system.

    The Pittsburgh Courier, a widely circulated black newspaper, proclaimed a "Double V" campaign—V for victory in the struggle against the dictators abroad and V for victory in the campaign for equality at home. That pattern allowed him to play off assistants against each other and to make the final choices himself. Japanese-American Internment ByJapanese Americans formed a small, fairly prosperous and self-segregated portion of the population, and were concentrated primarily on the West Coast. Tarea Hall Pittman, who worked to organize new Black arrivals from the South, explains that African Americans "could see the vestiges of discrimination" in California. In responding to extraordinary challenges, the United States was undeniably different at the end of the war than it had been at the start.


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As William L. Working Conditions and Challenges Home Front workers faced many challenges and many of which would lead to change.

These efforts foreshadowed the protest campaigns of the subsequent Civil Rights Movement. American involvement in the war was so short that the impact of the WIB was limited, but the lessons learned in the process would have an impact on future military planning.

Meanwhile, the presidency grew more powerful than it had ever been before. They had to provide the necessary coupons—issued by the Office of Price Administration—to be able to purchase items in short supply like sugar, or meat, or gasoline.

The World War II Home Front

A common pattern, which provided an incentive to business to cooperate, was the cost-plus-a-fixed-fee system, whereby the government guaranteed all development and production costs and then paid a percentage profit on the goods produced.

The renewed prosperity vindicated the theory of English economist John Maynard Keynes, who had earlier argued that sizable government spending could end a depression if the private sector was unable or unwilling to engage in such spending itself.

Munitions plants, airfields, ship-building factories, and other industries under pressure to meet extraordinary wartime demands needed labor. They hungered for the prosperity they recalled from the s, so elusive in the s, now once again possible thanks to the spending for war.

Not all groups of outsiders fared well. Home front and the economy book the economic arena, the war ended the Home front and the economy book Depression. Home front and the economy book women and blacks in particular, the war was a stimulus—and a model—for future change.

All authors noted in this paper; Burleigh, Evans, Overy, Shirer, and Weinberg all agree that was a pivotal year for the war in Europe.

Another result of the labour scarcity was that wages rose, although not as much as the cost of living. The income tax, an inconceivable measure inbecame necessary to help the state finance the staggering costs of war.

Americans now looked to the federal government to deal with problems handled privately, or at a state or local level, before. Farms and Factories In the First World War farmers broke new land and, with state assistance, began to mechanize their operations.

In jobs they could find, they usually earned less than men. Mechanization was one attempt to make up for the shortage of farm help caused by enlistment and by the drift of workers to cities in search of employment in the war industry. Facing discrimination in the job market, they found many positions simply closed to them.

Discrimination in hiring, wage discrepancies, dress codes, and unemployment policies still favored male employees. During World War II six million women served in non-traditional jobs in the defense industries.

During the Nazi invasion of the Soviet UnionSoviet soldiers and civilians moved their industries out of reach of the advancing Germans sometimes disassembling and reassembling entire factories and began turning out vast numbers of T tanks, Il-2 attack aircraft, and other weapons.

Immigration dropped from 1. For women and blacks in particular, the war was a stimulus—and a model—for future change.

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