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Los Angeles in World War II

Los Angeles in World War II( )
Author: Wallach, Ruth
Taube, Dace
Zachary, Claude
McCann, Linda
Roseman, Curtis C.
Series title:Images of America Ser.
ISBN:978-0-7385-8181-1
Publication Date:Feb 2011
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $21.99
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During World War II, the Los Angeles region underwent rapid industrial growth as Kaiser Steel opened a giant mill in Fontana, and the aircraft giants--North American Aviation, Lockheed, Douglas, and Hughes--expanded with war contracts. The war economy's demographic and ethnic dimensions included women and African Americans entering factory work and troops streaming through Union Station to San Pedro for embarkation. The Zoot Suit Riots defined the tensions between servicemen and the...
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