The Transformation of Arizona into a Modern State: The Contribution of War to the Modernization Process (Studies in American History v. 40)

The Transformation of Arizona into a Modern State: The Contribution of War to the Modernization Process (Studies in American History v. 40)

By: Charles Ynfante (author)Hardback

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Description

This study covers Arizona's homefront history during World War II, encompassing themes that are both institutional and social. It examines government, private industry and their economic programmes, official policies of state and federal agencies. The study also explores the way Native Americans, Japanese aliens and Japanese-Americans, Mexican-Americans and Mexican nationals, African-Americans, foreigners, international and local prisoners, children and whites worked together - voluntarily or not - in the war effort.

Contents

The eve and advent of war; the mines; the cotton crop and labour shortages; the ground forces and navy, Arizona's National Guard, Navajo army ordnance depot, desert training, Fort Huachuca, naval training; the army air forces and civilian training schools, Luke Air Force Base, Davis-Monthan AFB, Williams AFB, Yuma Army Air field, Thunderbird Fields and Falcon; prisoners of war - Italian and German; Japanese Americans as prisoners of war; Native Americans of Arizona; Arizonans' reflection on war and victory and the future; conclusion - a watershed?

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773472068
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9780773472068
  • ISBN10: 0773472061

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