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The Industrial Section

in Los Angeles in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City of Angels

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268838
eISBN:
9780520948860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268838.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Although Los Angeles is widely known for its manufacture of motion pictures and aircraft, and the extensive commercial development around its harbor, relatively few people are aware that it produces ... More


The Winds of War

William A. Link

in William Friday: Power, Purpose, and American Higher Education

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469611853
eISBN:
9781469612584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469611853.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes how, despite his distaste for textile manufacturing at State College, Friday took a job with DuPont Corporation's Waynesboro, Virginia, manufacturing plant on graduation. ... More


25 Years Later: Revisiting Halfway Home and Shadows in the Sunbelt / 1986–2011

Daniel P. Gitterman and Peter A. Coclanis

in A Way Forward: Building a Globally Competitive South

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807873359
eISBN:
9781469602424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807872895_gitterman.7
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter shows how much was changing in the economy of the South in the 1980s, and how little was understood about it. The decades-old landscape of row-crop agriculture, low-wage branch plant ... More


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