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Saving for Democracy: Thrift, Sacrifice, and the World War II Bond Campaigns

Kiku Adatto

in Thrift and Thriving in America: Capitalism and Moral Order from the Puritans to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199769063
eISBN:
9780199896851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769063.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter recounts the war bond campaign of the Second World War, illustrating a notion of thrift fully embedded in a social attempt to serve the greater good. Saving money was equated directly ... More


A Rank among the Very First of Military Powers: Mr. Lincoln’s War

Max M. Edling

in A Hercules in the Cradle: War, Money, and the American State, 1783-1867

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226181578
eISBN:
9780226181608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226181608.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Civil War witnessed wartime mobilization on an unprecedented scale and made the previous wars fought by the United States look like relatively minor affairs (ch. 4 and 5). Chapter six analyzes ... More


Star Testimonies: World War and the Cultural Politics of Authority

Sue Collins

in Cinema's Military Industrial Complex

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520291508
eISBN:
9780520965263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291508.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter, by Sue Collins, historicizes Hollywood stardom’s legitimation as a source of political authority during World War I and World War II. It charts film stars’ participation in war ... More


Equal to the Severest Trials: Mr. Madison’s War

Max M. Edling

in A Hercules in the Cradle: War, Money, and the American State, 1783-1867

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226181578
eISBN:
9780226181608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226181608.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The War of 1812 is often treated as a monumental failure ofwar administration. Chapter four argues that in the sphere of war finance, this reputation is exaggerated. The financing of the war ... More


“Make Do with Less”: Rationing, War Bonds, and Victory Gardens

Julian M. Pleasants (ed.)

in Home Front: North Carolina during World War II

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054254
eISBN:
9780813053028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054254.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Other than taxes, the best way to pay for the war was through citizens purchasing War Bonds. The Office of Price Administration (OPA) was organized to set the prices of goods and prioritize the ... More


The Two Most Powerful Republics in the World: Mr. Polk’s War

Max M. Edling

in A Hercules in the Cradle: War, Money, and the American State, 1783-1867

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226181578
eISBN:
9780226181608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226181608.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In contrast to its previous international war, the War of 1812 (ch. 4), the United States found the financing of the Mexican War largely unproblematic. Secretary of the Treasury Robert J. Walker sold ... More


War, Media, and the Security of State and Capital

Lee Grieveson

in Cinema's Military Industrial Complex

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520291508
eISBN:
9780520965263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291508.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter, by Lee Grieveson, explores the U.S. state’s use of cinema and its regulation of media and communication during World War I and in its immediate aftermath. It examines, in particular, ... More


Rationing, Price Controls, and the Black Market

Richard E. Holl

in Committed to Victory: The Kentucky Home Front During World War II

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813165639
eISBN:
9780813166674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165639.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Federal government regulation of the national economy reached an all-time high during World War II. The War Production Board (WPB), the Office of Price Administration (OPA), and numerous other ... More


The First World War: 1914–1918

Charles W. Munn

in Investing for Generations: A History of the Alliance Trust

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861438
eISBN:
9781474406192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861438.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the condition of investment trust companies during the First World War. On the eve of the First World War, investment trust industries were under pressure to purchase ... More


Bucket Shops and Outside Brokers: The Interwar Fringe Market for Financial Securities

Kieran Heinemann

in Playing the Market: Retail Investment and Speculation in Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198864257
eISBN:
9780191896439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864257.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Financial Economics

In order to finance World War I, the British government sold war bonds to millions of investors and savers, thereby prompting a wider interest in financial securities including stocks and shares ... More


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