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American West Transformed: The Impact of the Second World War

Nash, Gerald D.

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ISBN 10: 0253306493 / ISBN 13: 9780253306494
Published by Indiana, 1985
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Title: American West Transformed: The Impact of the...

Publisher: Indiana

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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The industrialization of the American West during World War II brought about rapid and far-reaching social, cultural, and economic changes. Gerald D. Nash shows that the effect of the war on that region was nothing less than explosive.


"Gerald D. Nash has long been recognized as the historical profession's foremost explorer of the American West in the twentieth century and this work will certainly add luster to his reputation. He has produced a volume that deepens our understanding of the social and cultural developments of the World War II years."—American Historical Review (American Historical Review)

"A topic of critical importance to the understanding of both the twentieth-century West and the remainder of the nation."—Western Historical Quarterly (Western Historical Quarterly)

"An excellent example of how, in the hands of a skilled craftsman using a wide variety of manuscripts and public documents, regional and local history may be used to illuminate important aspects of the national experience."—Journal of American History (Journal of American History)

"Fascinating social history . . . an important book that combines serious scholarship and lively prose. [It] deserves a wide reading audience."—Business History Review (Business History Review)

"[A] pathbreaking book."—Choice (Choice)

"[This] study is a major contribution to understanding recent American history."—Library Journal (Library Journal)

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