Industrial America in the World War

strategy behind the line, 1917-1918
  • 573 Pages
  • 1.48 MB
  • English
Houghton , Boston
United States. -- War Industries Board, World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects -- United States, Industries -- United States -- History, United States -- Economic conditions -- 1865
Statementwith an introduction by Georges Clemenceau.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiii, 573 p. illus.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14843320M

In Freedom's Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II by Arthur Herman, just published in Maywe learn why and how "the finest equipment" in the world was built in massive quantities for the allied cause.

At the start of World War II, the USA was a third rate military by:   From World War I to Industrial America in the World War book involvement in the Middle East, this connection has seemed a self-evident truth.

But, as Peter A. Shulman argues, Americans had to learn to think about the geopolitics of energy in terms of security, and they did so beginning in the nineteenth century: the age of : Peter A Shulman.

INDUSTRIAL AMERICA ~ Lesson 6 Transcontinental Railroad. Induring the Civil War, the United States government decided to give money to build a railroad to connect the East with the West.

The companies would receive $16, $32, or. The American Industrial Revolution began in the years and decades following the end of the Civil War. As the nation re-solidified its bonds, American entrepreneurs were building on the advancements made in Britain.

The Industrial Revolution changed America from an agricultural to an industrial nation. After the Revolutionary War, British inventors developed a machine that could make cloth quickly and cheaply.

The first of these machines came to America. This American History Lap Books Bundled Set #2 includes the AmericaThe American Civil War, Industrial American and Westward Expansion, and World War I & the Roaring Twenties Lap Books. These graphic organizers may be glued onto a 4/5(75). Get this from a library.

Industrial America in the world war; the strategy behind the line. [Grosvenor B Clarkson]. A new book by Charles K. Hyde reveals the industrial efforts that were put in place by the Allies in order to fulfil and meet demand for the World War Two war machine. The book features a series of original photographs taken at Detroit’s war factories where the great majority of supplies and weaponry was being manufactured and produced.

The Post-American World is a non-fiction book by American journalist Fareed Zakaria. It was published in hardcover and audiobook formats in early May and became available in paperback in early May ; the Updated Industrial America in the World War book Expanded Release followed in In the book, Zakaria argues that, thanks to the actions of the United States in Author: Fareed Zakaria.

In the decades following the Civil War, the United States emerged as an industrial giant. Old industries expanded and many new ones, including petroleum refining, steel manufacturing, and electrical power, emerged.

Railroads expanded significantly, bringing even remote parts of the country into a national market economy. About the Book. For the centenary of America's entry into World War I, A. Scott Berg presents a landmark anthology of American writing from the cataclysmic conflict that set the course of the 20th century.

"Situated at or near the top of America's long list.

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Contents: Mobilization activities before Pearl Harbor day; education for mobilization; interwar planning for industrial mobilization; mobilizing for war: ; the war production board; the controlled materials plan; the office of war mobilization & reconversion; U.S.

production in World War II; balancing military & civilian needs; overcoming raw material scarcities; maritime.

In this article, Mike Kubic, a former correspondent of Newsweek, discusses the role of industry in the United States in World War II. The demands of participating in the second World War revitalized American industry and made the United States a global leader in production.

The enhanced warships and aircrafts provided by the United States were crucial to securing victory. The Industrial Revolution, which took place from the 18th to 19th centuries, was a period during which predominantly agrarian, rural societies in Europe and America became industrial and urban.

A comprehensive and informative account of post-World War II events is also provided. The book highlights the four all-important pillars that shaped industrial relations after this period: the Author: Bruce E.

Kaufman. One of the main features of industrial warfare is the concept of "total war". The term was coined during World War I by Erich Ludendorff (and again in his book Total War), which called for the complete mobilization and subordination of all resources, including policy and social systems, to the German war has also come to mean waging warfare with absolute ruthlessness.

“World War II could not have been won without the vital support and innovation of American industry. Arthur Herman’s engrossing and superbly researched account of how this came about, and the two men primarily responsible for orchestrating it, is one of the last great, untold stories of the war.”—Carlo D’Este, author of Patton: A /5(31).

There is a photo with this caption “World War II Women Factory Workers Assembling 75mm Shells” on this page. These probably are 37 mm shells. A 75 mm projectile is 3 inches in diameter, and unless the folks in the photo are all 11 or 12 feet tall, the projectiles in the photo, including the one in the young woman’s hand look more 37 mm in.

Companion website: Please visit for an interactive timeline, a reading group guide, and video readings and commentary by historians and veteran-writers. “The world must be made safe for democracy,” Woodrow Wilson declared a century ago, as he led the nation into war. World War I and America: Told by the Americans Who Lived It brings together.

Total industrial production may have dropped by 30 percent. The libertarian economist Murray Rothbard argued a similar case in his book, America’s Great In post-World War II America. Industrial America in the world war [microform]; the strategy behind the line, by Clarkson, Grosvenor B., Publication date Topics United States.

War Industries Board Publisher Boston, New York, Houghton Mifflin Collection. During World War II, America had the industrial base to single-handedly arm our­selves and our allies. As we’ve seen, that self-sufficient base no longer exists. Even in advanced technologies, we live in an age of global supply chains with a much more level playing field in terms of the global distribution of technical expertise and research.

A solid overview of this large topic, focussing first on the pre-machine origins of the British industrial phenomenon and its subsequent explosion, then shifting to America and the wider world. Dr Allitt is pleasing to the ear, delivering a well-constructed narrative at a measured pace in his Derbyshire accent.

In The Genesis of Industrial America, Maury Klein (University of Rhode Island) offers an engaging narrative overview of the growth of American business during the 50 years following the Civil War.

Relying largely on a series of brief case studies and biographies, Klein uses the metaphor of a hothouse to describe the source of the tremendous.

The entry of the United States into World War I changed the course of the war, and the war, in turn, changed America. Yet World War I receives short shrift in the American consciousness. Recruiting poster for the U.S.

Army by Herbert Paus. —Library of Congress. Detail of a recruiting poster for YWCA by Ernest Hamlin Baker. —Library of Congress. By the end of the war, more than half of all industrial production in the world would take place in the United States.

Wartime production boomed as citizens flocked to meet the demand for labor.

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Chapter 21 America and World War II Section 1 A fter World War I, America returned to isolationism. When the nation entered World War II inits armed forces ranked nineteenth in might, behind the tiny European nation of Belgium.

Three years later, the United States was producing 40 percent of the world’s arms. Converting the EconomyFile Size: 9MB. World War II is also known as the Second World War. It involved the majority of the world's nations, eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis.

It was the most widespread war in history, and directly involved more than. A. Scott Berg is the author of Wilson (), a widely-praised biography of the 28th president, Lindbergh (), which won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography, Goldwyn (), and Max Perkins: Editor of Genius (), winner of the National Book Award.

He has been assisted in the preparation of this volume by an editorial advisory board comprised of four Brand: Library of America.

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The Second Industrial Revolution ended just before World War I, historians say. It has been followed by the Third Industrial Revolution in which digital communications technology and the internet.

Since World War II, America's economic landscape has undergone a profound transformation. The effects of this change can be seen in the decline of the traditional industrial heartland and the emergence of new high tech industrial complexes in California, Texas, Boston, and Florida.

The Rise of the Gunbelt demonstrates that this economic restructuring is a direct result of the rise Reviews: 1.WBO Student Loading.America, set limits on certain goods, including _____ and Within the World Book article Pontiac’s War, you will find the map “Major battles of Pontiac’s War ().” Study the map and answer the following questions.

Much of the fighting in Pontiac’s War took place in the Great Lakes region.