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The American West Transformed: The Impact of the Second World War

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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.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 1st 1990 by University of Nebraska Press (first published 1985)
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Zephaniah
Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Gerald Nash, one of the preeminent western historians of the 20th century, paints a detailed, engaging picture of western development over the course of the Second World War. His insightful analysis of the increasing opportunities and demands in the burgeoning West acts as an essential piece within the larger historiography of Western American history.

While I believe the analysis in this book lacks proper consideration of previous development during the New Deal, he has covered this matter in ot
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Jennifer
Apr 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Nash does an excellent job showing how transformative World War II was on the home front, especially in the West (and, he includes, the Plains). It was not just population growth and economic stability that shifted in the West; science, culture and diversity were also effected. Nash uses engaging examples to prove his points.
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A good book examining the impact World War II had on the American West.
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