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U.S. economy in World War II

Harold G. Vatter

U.S. economy in World War II

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Published by Columbia University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945,
    • United States -- Economic conditions -- 1945-,
    • United States -- Economic policy -- 1933-1945,
    • United States -- Economic policy -- 1945-1960

    • Edition Notes

      StatementHarold G. Vatter.
      SeriesColumbia studies in business, government, and society
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHC106.4 .V3 1985
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 198 p. ;
      Number of Pages198
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3027340M
      ISBN 100231057687
      LC Control Number85007789


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U.S. economy in World War II by Harold G. Vatter Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book is a straightforward and concise survey of the United States economy during the World War II era (). At times it is too superficial, but overall it is an excellent introduction to the topic.

The primary theme is that the war accelerated and definitively established the mixed economy seen in the U.S. by: U.S. Economy and Industry during World War II Despite all the warnings of war, the United States wasn’t completely prepared when World War II broke out. The Depression had rubbed out many of the country’s machine and tool industries, the military was woefully under-supplied, and many soldiers found themselves drilling with toy guns and.

World War II more or less created the middle class. And the baby boom that followed, aided by the GI bill which allowed soldiers to buy their first home and get a college education, ensured the middle-class way of life had a strong foundation. The economy went from a focus on military spending to a focus on consumer spending.

In "The U.S. Economy in World War II", Dr. Vatter provides a technical analysis of the U.S. economy before, during, and after the war, policy decisions that shaped the economy during that time, and ties it all together by examining the lasting socioeconomic effects of World War II.

Vatter's brief ( pages) volume seems to be thorough and well researched/5. The present brief survey of the U.S. economy and economic policy in the World War II period should help to fill the gap in the existing economic literature on the great upheavals that spanned the years from to the first postwar recession of There are less than a handful of works that even approach generality.

The item The U.S. economy in World War II, Harold G. Vatter represents a specific, individual, material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in Indiana State Library.

This item is available to borrow from 1 library branch. After the war though, there is a slight dip in the income per person as this is where the transition from war-time economy to peace-time economy happened.

There has yet to be a more dramatic fall and rise in the U.S. economy since the Great Depression and World War II as the economy’s growth post-war is much more sustainable and slower. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: x, pages ; 24 cm: Contents: From neutrality to participation: A prefatory survey --Administration in the preparedness period --Two studies in wartime business: farming and small enterprise --Wartime administration --Stabilization and the office of price administration.

The book is animated by the idea that wartime planning represents a lost model for effective public direction of the economy: “If American policymakers had applied the lessons of World War II mobilization to the toughest challenges of the later twentieth century, people around the world would be better off today.”.

In the long term, World War I was a net positive for the American economy. No longer was the United States a nation on the periphery of the world stage; it was a cash-rich nation that could transition from a debtor to a global a had proved it could fight the war of production and finance and field a modern volunteer military : Heather Michon.

After World War II, the American economy hummed along. There were plenty of jobs for returning servicemen. There was also the G.I.

Bill of Rights, which passed Congress in and provided veterans more than $13 billion in the decade after the war for college tuition, vocational training programs, or money to start a business. World War II would go down in the history books as bringing about the downfall of Western Europe as the center of world power, leading to the rise of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.), setting up conditions leading to the Cold War, and opening up the nuclear age.

Sovereign Soldiers How the U.S. Military Transformed the Global Economy After World War II Grant Madsen. pages | 6 x 9 | 24 illus. Cloth | ISBN | $s | Outside the Americas £ Ebook editions are available from selected online vendors A volume in the series American Business, Politics, and Society View table of contents and excerpt.

Harold G. Vatter is the author of The U.S. Economy in World War II ( avg rating, 5 ratings, 2 reviews, published ), The Drive to Industrial Matur /5.

I t has always been widely accepted that World War II was a fiscal stimulus for the Tucson and greater U.S. economy recovering from the Great Depression. However, Price Fishback, the Thomas R. Brown Professor of Economics at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management, has summarized evidence from a number of studies that suggests.

Historians discussed two wartime efforts to plan for the post-World War II economy: the Bretton Woods Conference and the proposal put forth by U.

At the end of World War II, experts on both sides of the Atlantic believed that France was doomed to economic stagnation.

French culture and institutions, they argued, inhibited the changes in. The Empire of Japan entered World War II by launching a surprise offensive which opened with the attack on Pearl Harbor at a.m. Hawaiian Time ( GMT) on December 7, Over the course of seven hours there were coordinated Japanese attacks on the U.S.-held Philippines, Guam and Wake Island and on the British Empire in Borneo, Malaya, Singapore, and Hong.

Since the end of World War II, the United States has developed a mixed economy characterized by high levels of government spending and participation in a market system.

In this collection of articles, distinguished scholars present an historical overview of this distinct market system, covering important issues not often treated historically, including the economics of medical.

Depression, War, and Cold War offers a powerful, solidly grounded interpretation of U.S. political economy from the earlys to the end of the Cold War, and refutes many popular ideas about the Great Depression and New Deal, the World War II economy, and the postwar national-security state still so pervasive today.

World War II caused wholesale destruction and poverty, just not in the US. Inin the depth of the Great Depression, official US unemployment rate was 25%, one-fourth of the labor force was unemployed. The Federal budget was empty because une. With the onset of World War II, numerous challenges confronted the American people.

The government found it necessary to ration food, gas, and even clothing during that time. Americans were asked to conserve on everything. With not a single person unaffected by the war, rationing meant sacrifices for all. In the spring ofthe Food. How the United States helped restore a Europe battered by World War II and created the foundation for the postwar international order.

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What helped the U.S. economy grow significantly following World War II. Savings bonds rates increased significantly. The government carefully regulated the economy. Private funding sources went into research and development. Once rationing and restrictions were lifted, consumers eagerly spent money.

What was one reason for the interstate highway. The response so far doesn’t approach the Chinese government’s construction of two hospitals in a little over a week to treat COVID patients, let alone the U.S.

response during World War II Author: Laurence Darmiento. Rationing is the controlled distribution of scarce resources, goods, or services, or an artificial restriction of demand.

Rationing controls the size of the ration, which is one person's allotted portion of the resources being distributed on a particular day or at a particular time. Rationing in the US was introduced in stages during World War II. The Postwar Economy: As the Cold War unfolded in the decade and a half after World War II, the United States experienced phenomenal economic growth.

The war brought the return of prosperity, and in the postwar period the United States consolidated its position as the world's richest country. The American Council of Learned Societies, in its new series of monographs on "Current Soviet Thought," is providing mimeographed English translations of important Russian works on contemporary politics, economics and cultural affairs.

The volume here translated appeared in Russia during and was written by the Deputy Premier of the U.S.S.R. and Chief of the. 4 John Morton Blum, V Was For Victory: Politics and American Culture During World War II (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, ), p 5 For the calculations and their basis, see Robert Higgs, “War time Prosperity.

A Reassessment of the U.S. Economy in the s,” Journal of Economic History, Marchpp 6 Ibid., pp. 52 – U.S.

War Production Board, American Industry in War and Transition, Part II: The Effect of the War on the Industrial Economy (Washington, DC, ). Vatter, Harold G., The U.S.

Economy in World War II (New York, ). Vedder, Richard, and Lowell Gallaway, “The Great Depression of ” (Unpublished manuscript, Ohio University. The period from the end of World War II to the early s was a golden era of economic growth. $ billion in war bonds matured, and the.

The report describes COVID as a "profound threat" to American democracy, comparable to "the Great Depression and World War II." "What we need to do is much bigger than most people realize," the.

The post–World War II economic expansion, also known as the postwar economic boom, the long boom, and the Golden Age of Capitalism, was a period of economic prosperity in the midth century which occurred, following the end of World War II.

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Free shipping for many products. A merica's response to World War II was the most extraordinary mobilization of an idle economy in the history of the world. During the war 17 million new civilian jobs were created, industrial productivity increased by 96 percent, and corporate profits after taxes doubled.

The government expenditures helped bring about the business recovery Author: Doris Goodwin. World War II was waged on land on sea, and in the air over several diverse theaters of operation for approximately six years. The following essay on the wartime mobilization effort supplements a series of studies on the Army's campaigns of that war.

This brochure was prepared in the U.S. Army Center of Military History by Frank N. Schubert. Vatter, Harold G. () The U.S. economy in World War II /New York: Columbia University Press, MLA Citation.

Vatter, Harold G. The U.S. Economy In World War II. New York: Columbia University Press, Print. These citations may not. Schwartz doesn’t say exactly, though the reader assumes that his elusive golden age maps onto the decades between World War II and the s, when economic growth in the United States was.

World War II, conflict that involved virtually every part of the world during – The main combatants were the Axis powers (Germany, Italy, and Japan) and the Allies (France, Great Britain, the United States, the Soviet Union, and China). It was the bloodiest conflict, as well as the largest war, in history.

The Coronavirus War Economy Will Change the World Just as Lend-Lease and the Berlin airlift provided U.S.-produced war material for the rest of the world in the s, so the realities of the Author: Nicholas Mulder. America’s involvement in World War II had a significant impact on the economy and workforce of the United States.

The United States was still recovering from the impact of the Great Depression.There's a War on, You Know! During the Second World War, you couldn't just walk into a shop and buy as much sugar or butter or meat as you wanted, nor could you fill up your car with gasoline whenever you liked.

All these things were rationed, which meant you were only allowed to buy a small amount (even if you could afford more). The government introduced rationing .