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/ Mobilization: Synthetic Organic Chemicals in War, 1914–1918

Kathryn Steen

in The American Synthetic Organic Chemicals Industry: War and Politics, 1910-1930

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469612904
eISBN:
9781469614458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469612904.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the production of synthetic organic high explosives in the United States during World War I and compares it to the production of synthetic organic war gases. More specifically, ... More


The American Synthetic Organic Chemicals Industry: War and Politics, 1910-1930

Kathryn Steen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469612904
eISBN:
9781469614458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469612904.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Prior to 1914, Germany dominated the worldwide production of synthetic organic dyes and pharmaceuticals like aspirin. When World War I disrupted the supply of German chemicals to the United States, ... More


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