A Call to Arms: Mobilizing America for World War II by Maury Klein

By Maury Klein

The big scale of worldwide conflict II required a mobilization attempt more than whatever tried in the entire world's background. the USA needed to struggle a warfare throughout oceans and 3 continents-and to take action it needed to construct and equip an army that was once all yet nonexistent sooner than the conflict started. by no means within the nation's heritage did it need to create, outfit, delivery, and provide large armies, navies, and air forces on such a lot of far away and disparate fronts.
The Axis powers may need fielded higher proficient infantrymen, greater guns, greater tanks and airplane. yet they can now not fit American productiveness. the United States buried its enemies in airplane, ships, tanks, and weapons; during this experience, American undefined, and American employees, gained international battle II. the size of attempt used to be massive, and the end result old. not just did it be sure the result of the struggle, however it remodeled the yank economic system and society. Maury Klein's [i]A name to Arms[/i] is the definitive narrative historical past of this epic fight, informed through one in all America's maximum historians of commercial and economics, and renders the transformation of the USA with a intensity and vividness by no means on hand sooner than.

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Be not dumb, obedient slaves in an army of destruction. " n TIMELINE: 1905 The Industrial Workers of the World {IWW) a. a. the Wobblies, hold their first meeting. In attendance are Eugene Debs, Mother Jones, and Big Bill Haywood. 1906 The Pure Food and Drug Act passes. 1908 Jack London writes The Iron Heel. 1912 Elizabeth Gurley Flynn leads Bread & Roses textile strike of 20, 000 women, Lawrence, MA. Patriot Words ... You 're not to be so blind with patriotism th at yo u can't face reality Wrong is wrong, no matter who doe s it or says it.

S. soldiers met them ... having been called out by President Grover Cleveland. The authorities fully understood the impact such a public display could have. G. C. Police. "We could not, of course, afford to permit any demonstration which would arouse them. " Before Coxey could deliver his speech, he was arrested for walking on the grass and his army quickly disbanded . Coxey's efforts did inspire other "industrial armies," especially on the Pacific Coast. In addition, some of his ideas found a home in New Deal programs and his bold march undoubtedly shaped the organization of future protests like the Bonus Army, Dr.

Her sixteen-part series ran from 1901 until 1904 and was also published as a book. Fallout from the series and book directly resulted in a new antitrust precedent being handed down by the United States Supreme Court against the entire oil industry, along with Congress establishing a Department of Commerce and a Bureau of Corporations. Other muckrakers from this time period included Lincoln Steffens, author of Tweed Days in St. Louis, a novel about municipal corruption; Jacob Riis, who exposed life in New York's slums in his book, How the Other Half Lives; and perhaps the most famous muckraker of all, Upton Sinclair.

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