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Dawn over Bretton Woods

Harry Blutstein

in The Ascent of Globalisation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992897
eISBN:
9781526104311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992897.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The global economic order that emerged at the end of the Second World War was the work of two men: John Maynard Keynes and Harry Dexter White. This chapter describes the tense negotiations between ... More


Wrapped Up in Cellophane

Paul David Blanc

in Fake Silk: The Lethal History of Viscose Rayon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300204667
eISBN:
9780300224887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204667.003.0003
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter examines how cellophane, viscose rayon's sister industry, caught the fancy of the elites during the 1930s. It first considers how cellophane enabled the concentration of corporate power ... More


All or Nothing

Sidney Pash

in The Currents of War: A New History of American-Japanese Relations, 1899-1941

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813144238
eISBN:
9780813144320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144238.003.0009
Subject:
History, Political History

The book’s final chapter, All or Nothing, considers how the shift from containment to rollback brought on the war that neither America nor Japan sought. Chapter 8 begins with Hideki Tojo’s selection ... More


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