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Profiling the ten most populous cities in the United States during ten critical eras of political development, Cities in American Political History presents a unique singular focus on American cities, their government and politics, industry, commerce, labor, and race and ethnicity. This title analyzes the role that large cities from New York to Chicago to San Jose have played in U.S. politics and policymaking. Each entry is structured for straightforward comparison across issues and eras. The city profiles include basic data and statistics for the era and are accompanied by maps of each era and the largest cities at that time.

Chapter 8. Cities During World War II and in the Postwar Period, 1941–1952
Chapter 8. Cities During World War II and in the postwar period, 1941–1952

Between 1941 and 1945 American society was transformed by World War II. Over ten million American troops fought throughout the Pacific, in Northern Africa, and in Europe; more than three hundred thousand were killed (compared to total casualties of roughly fourteen million), and hundreds of thousands more injured. Industrial ...

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