Holl, Richard E., 1960-

Committed to victory : the Kentucky home front in World War II / Richard E. Holl. - 1 online resource. - JSTOR eBooks Topics in Kentucky history . - Topics in Kentucky history. .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Kentucky war plants and weapons -- Ralph, Rosie, and labor-management relations -- Food for freedom -- Rationing, price controls, and the black market -- Politics as usual -- Kentucky on guard -- A Black man's place and a new place for Blacks -- Choosing to go: migration, identity, and social change -- Loved ones -- Rupp on the rise and Rubinstein's wine: entertainment in a barbaric age.

When World War II broke out in Europe in September 1939, Kentucky was still plagued by the Great Depression. Even though the inevitably of war had become increasingly apparent earlier that year, the citizens of the Commonwealth continued to view foreign affairs as a lesser concern compared to issues such as the lingering economic depression, the approaching planting season, and the upcoming gubernatorial race. It was only the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that destroyed any lingering illusions of peace.

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