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World War II and the Challenge to Assimilation

Desmond King

in The Liberty of Strangers: Making the American Nation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195306439
eISBN:
9780199850617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306439.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter presents an account of how wartime intensified the political salience of group divisions in American society. The chapter considers the way in which war mobilization also propelled the ... More


How American Are We?

Ellen D. Wu

in The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157825
eISBN:
9781400848874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157825.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter illustrates how the experience of World War II was very different for Japanese and Chinese Americans. Configured as enemy aliens, Nikkei endured mass removal, internment, the effective ... More


Mobilization for War

Janet G. Hudson

in Entangled by White Supremacy: Reform in World War I-era South Carolina

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125022
eISBN:
9780813135182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125022.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

The hope expressed by the African American reformers during 1919 was brought about mainly because of how several African Americans were mobilized during the war. Although war mobilization initiated a ... More


Japan’s Wartime Technocrats

Janis Mimura

in Planning for Empire: Reform Bureaucrats and the Japanese Wartime State

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449260
eISBN:
9780801460852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449260.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the ideas and strategies of the managerial elite in interwar Japan. During the 1930s, three groups were identified as representing a new political and economic force in Japan. ... More


World War II

William Lasser

in Benjamin V. Cohen: Architect of the New Deal

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088793
eISBN:
9780300128888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088793.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter describes Cohen's role in the war effort. The discussions include his appointment as general counsel to the newly created Office of Economic Stabilization in 1942; the establishment on ... More


State Making under Imperialism: Fragmentation and Consolidation in the Central State

Kyung Moon Hwang

in Rationalizing Korea: "The Rise of the Modern State, 1894-1945"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288317
eISBN:
9780520963276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288317.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

The opening chapter conceives the organizational development of the state in Korea from the late nineteenth century to the end of Japanese colonialism as rationalizations of—and responses ... More


Planning for Empire: Reform Bureaucrats and the Japanese Wartime State

Janis Mimura

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449260
eISBN:
9780801460852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449260.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Japan's invasion of Manchuria in September of 1931 initiated a new phase of brutal occupation and warfare in Asia and the Pacific. It forwarded the project of remaking the Japanese state along ... More


The Second Line of Defense: American Women and World War I

Lynn Dumenil

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631219
eISBN:
9781469631233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631219.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In tracing the rise of the modern idea of the American “new woman,” Lynn Dumenil examines World War I’s surprising impact on women and, in turn, women’s impact on the war. Telling the stories of a ... More


Building Communities

Sarah Jo Peterson

in Planning the Home Front: Building Bombers and Communities at Willow Run

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226025421
eISBN:
9780226025568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226025568.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The barrage of negative publicity that hounded the Willow Run Bomber Plant in the winter and spring of 1943 forced the United Auto Workers and the leaders of Ypsilanti Township to cooperate despite ... More


World War II and Black Labor

in Robert Clifton Weaver and the American City: The Life and Times of an Urban Reformer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226684482
eISBN:
9780226684505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226684505.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

By 1940, domestic concerns were quickly being eclipsed by worries about the war in Europe. Robert C. Weaver departed the U.S. Housing Authority and moved to a job that had the potential to reach far ... More


La patrie en danger: Industrial Policy in the Year II

Jeff Horn

in The Path Not Taken: French Industrialization in the Age of Revolution, 1750-1830

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262083522
eISBN:
9780262275705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083522.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter examines the development and implementation of industrial policy in the Year II in order to illustrate the trials and tribulations involved in the unprecedentedly thorough French ... More


From Protest to Resistance

Bruce Dancis

in Resister: A Story of Protest and Prison during the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452420
eISBN:
9780801470417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452420.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The author talks about how he became involved with the draft resistance movement while studying at Cornell University. During his sophomore year at Cornell in September 1966, he began conferring with ... More


Heart and Soul

Matthew Dallek

in Defenseless Under the Night: The Roosevelt Years, Civil Defense, and the Origins of Homeland Security

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199743124
eISBN:
9780190469559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743124.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Eleanor Roosevelt became a leading critic of La Guardia’s leadership of the OCD, arguing that he refused to engage a robust volunteer program as envisioned in FDR’s executive order. Finally, tired of ... More


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