• War, Society, and Commerce in World War II

    Author(s):
    Tom Durwood (see profile) , Cynthia Henthorn
    Date:
    2011
    Subject(s):
    World War II, American
    Item Type:
    Online publication
    Tag(s):
    empire
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/yh6d-9r67
    Abstract:
    The success of most wars depends in part on several important non-combat factors, and crucial among them is public support. In her fascinating and ambitious 2006 book, From Submarines to Suburbs, Cynthia Henthorn examines both the relationship of commerce to war and the relationship of the citizen to war. It is a timely topic, since America is currently engaged in two wars under very different conditions than World War II. There is no corollary today to the “arsenal of democracy” that so successfully powered America’s World War II efforts, and the American public seems relatively disengaged from today’s wars. In the following interview, Henthorn introduces readers to her topic, discussing the subtle and not-so-subtle connections between our kitchens, our concept of the future, our corporations, and World War II. A book review touching on some of the main points of her book follows.
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