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The American West transformed : the impact of the Second World War

Author: Gerald D Nash
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1985.
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Nash, Gerald D.
American West transformed.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1985
(OCoLC)652250824
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald D Nash
ISBN: 0253306493 9780253306494
OCLC Number: 11133028
Description: x, 304 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface --
Part I.: Before the transformation, 1939-1941: The West on the eve of war, 1939-1941 --
Part II.: The transformation, 1941-1945: The new West: war and economic transformation; Westward migrations: expanding the labor force; Western cities in wartime: California; Western cities in wartime: the Pacific Northwest, mountain states, and Southwest; Blacks in the wartime West; Spanish-speaking Americans in wartime; Western Indians and Japanese-Americans; Science in the wartime West; Cultural life in the West: Hollywood in wartime --
Part III.: After the transformation, 1945: Conclusion: the West transformed. Appendixes: Tables: Value added by manufactures, by states: 1947 and 1939 --
Major war supply contracts and war facilities, 1940-1945 --
Expenditures for plants and equipment, western states, 1947 and 1939 --
Paid civilian employment in the Executive Branch of the Federal Government, 1938 and 1945, by state --
Personal income: select western states, 1940, 1948 --
Population growth of western states, estimates, 1940-1945 --
Population growth of western states, 1920-1950 --
Population in the West by sex, race, residence, 1940 and 1950. Illustrations: Women war workers at Douglas Aircraft Company Plant, Long Beach, California, October, 1942 --
Women at work: painting a B-25 bomber at North American Aviation Plant, Inglewood, California, October, 1942 --
Booker T. Washington's granddaughters christen a Liberty Ship named after their grandfather --
Rosie the Riveter at Oregon Shipbuilding Company in 1945 --
"While Mommy works": a child care center at Oregon Shipbuilding Company, Portland, December 1, 1944 --
Women help with the Oregon harvest during the war --
Western industry at war: The Colorado Fuel and Iron Company plant at Pueblo, Colorado, 1942 --
Army training for black Americans in the West --
Winning honors: an Indian soldier receiving decorations --
An Indian paratrooper in World War II --
The spoils of war: Indian fighter in the Pacific --
Indian communications specialist in action! --
General MacArthur poses with Indian servicemen in the Pacific --
Army training for Indian soldiers --
Going off to war: taking leave from the reservation --
Going to the American West: Mexican braceros on their way to work during the war --
Denver in wartime --
Japanese-Americans en route to internment in Granada, Amache, Colorado, May, 1942 --
Western refugees: Japanese-Americans at Granada, Colorado rail station on their way to relocation center at Amache, May, 1942 --
Atomic city in the West: Los Alamos in 1945 --
Atoms in the desert: the day after the world's first nuclear bomb explosion at Trinity Site, N.M. [New Mexico], July 17, 1945 --
Emigre scientist at work: Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard while at Los Alamos.
Responsibility: Gerald D. Nash.

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