Lecture 27 - Big business b. Organized labor c. Farmers V....

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Lecture 27: The War at Home I. World War II: A great Divide a. Enter in a depression…exited in prosperity b. From isolation to intervention c. Four years of upheaval II. Defense Mobilization a. Economic impact b. Military spending c. The raw figures III. The Warfare State a. Administration b. Taxes b.i. 13 million to 50 million just in one year c. Debt c.i. Many people were going into debt because they were spending more then they had d. Draft d.i. Draft age was 18 d.ii. 1/6 of the male population took a physical induction e. Economic controls e.i. Products are being rationed cause they need to send food to the army men e.ii. The government is telling you certain controls. IV. Who Benefited from the Economic Mobilization a.
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Unformatted text preview: Big business b. Organized labor c. Farmers V. Social Impact of the War a. The war and women a.i. Older married women are entering the workforce for the first tie a.ii. They are encouraged to contribute and a.iii. Women are still paid about half as men a.iv. Government is just saying that they need their help for the moment VI. Social Impact of the War a. The war and women b. African-Americans c. Moving North and West d. Double V Campain e. CORE e.i. Are you for Americas way or Hitlers way f. The dialectic of Social Change g. Wartime Prejudice g.i. Against Jews VII. Mobilizing Public Opinion (Office of War information) VIII. The Good War...
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course HST 202 taught by Professor Friedman during the Spring '10 term at Michigan State University.

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Lecture 27 - Big business b. Organized labor c. Farmers V....

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