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Committed to victory : the Kentucky home front in World War II / Richard E. Holl.

By: Holl, Richard E, 1960-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Topics in Kentucky history: Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, 2015Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813165653; 0813165652; 9780813165646; 0813165644.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Committed to victoryDDC classification: 940.53/769 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
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.
Summary: 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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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.

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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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<p> Richard Holl is a professor of history at Hazard Community and Technical College and author of From the Boardroom to the War Room: America's Corporate Liberals and FDR's Preparedness Program .</p>

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