1941: Texas goes to war by James Ward Lee, Carolyn N. Barnes, Kent A. Bowman, Laura PDF

By James Ward Lee, Carolyn N. Barnes, Kent A. Bowman, Laura Crow, Ann Richards

ISBN-10: 0929398297

ISBN-13: 9780929398297

In 1941, whilst the japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and the USA came across itself in a complete warfare, the folk of Texas rallied to the battle attempt. women and men rushed to hitch the military. those that remained behind—men, girls, and children—were squaddies at the domestic entrance: They rolled bandages, noticed plane, informed for air raids, stuffed jobs left vacant by means of carrier males, accrued scrap scrimped and stored and obtained via with rationed sugar, meat, footwear, tires, and gasoline. Texas turned a middle for education and equipping the best warfare computing device the realm had ever seen.

World conflict II replaced Texas from oil and farm animals and cotton to and agribusiness.The know-how that grew out of the war—radar, tv, jet plane, air con for the masses—made a Texas that had no longer been imagined earlier than 1941. And the Texans themselves replaced, as they left the country for overseas and for different elements of the U.S.. They left the rustic for town to paintings in and so much might by no means go back to the farm other than in retirement years.

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Some schoolbooks didn't carry Pacific history beyond the Russo-Japanese War, European history past the Franco-Prussian War, or American history beyond the Wilson administration. For many Texans, World War I, the "Roaring Twenties," and the Great Depression were still current events. Yet Texans were aware of what was happening abroad. Radios and daily newspapers were full of war news, and no movie started without newsreel footage of Nazis and Italian Fascists. , and the unions that caused debilitating strikes.

1984. Logo and Cover Design: Mark Harris Book Design: Laura Crow and Jane Tanner Contents Foreword Governor Ann W. Richards i Introduction James Ward Lee v Acknowledgments ix Remember Pearl Harbor Kent Bowman 1 Gearing up for Total War Clay Reynolds 23 Texans in Combat Denise Kohn 43 Use it UpWear It Out John T. Smith 75 The Words & Pictures of War Carolyn Barnes 97 Texas Minorities Wage War David Zimmermann 117 Women at War Cynthia Guidici 145 Love, Marriage, & the Family Sallie Strange 173 Entertainment at Home & Abroad Dawn Duncan 195 Coming Home Mike Hobbs 217 Index 241 Page i Foreword Texas Goes to War takes me back to my own pre-war childhood in the Central Texas town of Lakeview, where I lived with my mama and daddy in a little two-bedroom frame house on an acre of land.

Seven Beech AT-7s in flight (Institute of Texan Cultures, The San Antonio Light Collection) Page 30 and infantry units. Several American warships called Texas home, and since 1836, Galveston had been a center of naval activity. The military presence in Texas was regarded as both an economic boon and a civic inconvenience in 1941. Fewer than 23 army posts and air fields existed in the state, and some of these were not garrisoned. About a half-dozen naval facilities, including a shipyard at Orange and a few naval hospitals, were scattered around the state.

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