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Committed to Victory
The Kentucky Home Front During World War II
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From the Boardroom to the War Room
Richard E Holl
Between World War I and World War II, America's corporate liberals experienced a profound ideological change. In the 1920s, corporate liberals embraced company-specific solutions to economic problems. They believed that if every company, in every ...
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"Deeply researched and clearly written, Committed to Victory provides a wide-ranging and detailed account of Kentucky's society, economy, and politics during World War II, one that effectively includes national perspectives and illuminating individual stories. The book is a valuable addition to the literature on the World War II home front and thus to our understanding of the war's impact on the United States." -- John W. Jeffries, author of Wartime America: The World War II Home Front " Committed to Victory places readers alongside ordinary Kentuckians, allowing them to see the impact the war had not only on Kentucky, but on the lives of ordinary citizens of the Commonwealth." -- Broadway World "Thoroughly researched and employing a wealth of sources from across the Commonwealth, Committed to Victory offers a comprehensive examination of Kentucky's World War Two home front. Offering an impressive array of economic and demographic detail, as well as personal stories, this work charts the remarkable effects of the war on Kentucky. Arising from the devastation of the Great Depression, the WWII home front offered new opportunities for all Kentuckians regardless of race or gender. Committed to Victory, however, also recognizes that not every development was purely positive. Consensus was not automatic. Despite the demands for labor that allowed for the economic advancement of blacks and women, for example, they both felt the strains of gender and racial discrimination. Price controls, rationing, and wages levels caused their share of conflicts. Further, while the state may have experienced "politics as usual," many Kentuckians -- both as families and as individuals -- felt the strains of global conflict. Fortunately, however, Kentucky's home front mobilization contributed significantly to the country's success in World War II. In the end, given its balance, its inclusiveness, and its comprehensiveness, this work makes a tremendous contribution to Kentucky's twentieth century story." -- Thomas Kiffmeyer, Associate Professor of History, Morehead State University "Richard Holl's work is an important addition to the existing literature on the state-level home front during World War II that weaves complex issues into a cohesive story of how Kentucky contributed to the United States war effort. His careful analysis of the economic, political, and social developments that affected Kentucky during the early 1940s adds to our national understanding of how the war affected the lives of people on the home front and how they adjusted to the stress and change of wartime experiences." -- Jerry Sanson, Louisiana State University at Alexandria "Well researched, this work places a fresh emphasis on many issues, including the environment, labor relations, and the wartime economy. It is an important study." -- James Klotter, State Historian of Kentucky "A very informative and interesting look at a fascinating yet frightening era in the history of the state, nation, and world. Holl has produced an interesting, well-written, well-researched, and detailed account of the traumatic years of World War II on the American home front, and most especially in the Bluegrass State." -- Nancy Baird, professor emeritus, special collections library, Western Kentucky University "[...] [A] well-researched, well-written chronicle of domestic life in WWII Kentucky. [...] This book is another excellent piece of Kentucky history." -- Kentucky Libraries "Richard E. Holl has achieved an academic and storytelling milestone in his new book [....] His scholarship and sources are broad and in-depth for his purpose of exploring Kentucky's landscape, people, and wartime activity. [...] Holl has produced a judicious balance of discussing each section of the State of Kentucky, rural and urban [....] This will stand as the best source on the Kentucky home front during World War II for many years.[
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Richard Holl is a professor of history at Hazard Community and Technical College, USA, and author of From the Boardroom to the War Room: America's Corporate Liberals and FDR's Preparedness Program.