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A better half to 20th-Century the US is an authoritative survey of crucial themes and topics of twentieth-century American historical past and historiography. includes 29 unique essays by way of best students, every one assessing the prior and present country of yank scholarship comprises thematic essays masking issues reminiscent of faith, ethnicity, conservatism, overseas coverage, and the media, in addition to essays masking significant time classes Identifies and discusses the main influential literature within the box, and indicates new avenues of study, because the century has interested in a detailed
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In particular, the War Industries Board (WIB) allocated resources, shut down non-essential industries, standardized products, and set prices. Though still haphazard and inefficient, the WIB was the closest that the United States had yet come to centralized economic management; and historians cite it as a forerunner of the New Deal. Businessmen protested at first, but federal control of the economy proved necessary when critical industries such as railroads and shipbuilding failed to mobilize adequately on their own (Cuff 1973; Leuchtenburg 1995).
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