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Committed to victory : the Kentucky home front during World War II, Richard E. Holl

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Committed to victory : the Kentucky home front during World War II
Title
Committed to victory
Title remainder
the Kentucky home front during World War II
Statement of responsibility
Richard E. Holl
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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. In Committed to Victory: The Kentucky Home Front During World War II, author Richard Holl offers the first comprehensive examination of the Commonwealth's civilian sector during this pivotal era in the state's history. National mobilization efforts rapidly created centers of war production and activity in Louisville, Paducah, and Richmond, producing new economic prosperity in the struggling region. The war effort also spurred significant societal changes, including the emergence of female and minority workforces in the state. In the Bluegrass, this trend found its face in Pulaski County native Rose Will Monroe, who was discovered as she assembled B-24 and B-29 bombers and was cast as Rosie the Riveter in films supporting the war effort. Revealing the struggles and triumphs of civilians during World War II, Holl illuminates the personal costs of the war, the black market for rationed foods and products, and even the inspiration that coach Adolph Rupp and the University of Kentucky basketball team offered to a struggling state. Committed to Victory is a timely and engaging account that fills a significant gap in the literature on a crucial period of American history
Member of
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1960-
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Holl, Richard E.
Dewey number
940.53/769
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Topics in Kentucky History
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Kentucky
  • Kentucky
  • United States
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Committed to victory : the Kentucky home front during World War II, Richard E. Holl
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Front cover -- Copyright -- Contents -- Introduction -- 1 Kentucky War Plants and Weapons -- 2 Ralph, Rosie, and Labor-Management Relations -- 3 Food for Freedom -- 4 Rationing, Price Controls, and the Black Market -- 5 Politics as Usual -- 6 Kentucky on Guard -- 7 A Black Man's Place and a New Place for Blacks -- 8 Choosing to Go -- 9 Loved Ones -- 10 Rupp on the Rise and Rubinstein's Wine -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn961903170
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (409 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813165653
Note
Oxford University Press
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)961903170
Label
Committed to victory : the Kentucky home front during World War II, Richard E. Holl
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Front cover -- Copyright -- Contents -- Introduction -- 1 Kentucky War Plants and Weapons -- 2 Ralph, Rosie, and Labor-Management Relations -- 3 Food for Freedom -- 4 Rationing, Price Controls, and the Black Market -- 5 Politics as Usual -- 6 Kentucky on Guard -- 7 A Black Man's Place and a New Place for Blacks -- 8 Choosing to Go -- 9 Loved Ones -- 10 Rupp on the Rise and Rubinstein's Wine -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn961903170
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (409 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813165653
Note
Oxford University Press
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)961903170

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