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Committed to Victory: The Kentucky Home Front During World War II

Richard E. Holl


Manufacture of arms and munitions for the American military became a high priority for Kentucky companies after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Supervised by federal agencies such as the Office of Production Management and the War Production Board, Kentucky firms produced jeeps, cargo planes, machine guns, components for atomic bombs, and much more in the great effort to defeat the Axis. Management, labor, farmers, and other groups throughout the commonwealth joined together to aid the cause of freedom against totalitarianism. Governors Keen Johnson and Simeon Willis urged Kentuckians to ... More

Keywords: home front, war production, corporatism, special interests, migration, loved ones, entertainment, organizational society

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780813165639
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813165639.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard E. Holl, author
Hazard Community and Technical College