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

Author: Gerald D Nash
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1990, ©1985.
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The industrialization of the American West during World War II brought about rapid and far-reaching social, cultural, and economic changes. Gerald D. Nash shows that the effect of the war on that region was nothing less than explosive.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald D Nash
ISBN: 0803283601 9780803283602
OCLC Number: 20561025
Notes: Reprint: Originally published: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1985.
Description: x, 304 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Before the transformation, 1939-1941. The West on the eve of war, 1939-1941 --
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 ; Cultural life in the West : Hollywood in wartime --
After the transformation, 1945. Conclusion : the West transwformed --
Appendex. Tables 1-8.
Responsibility: Gerald D. Nash.
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