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By James Ward Lee, Carolyn N. Barnes, Kent A. Bowman, Laura Crow, Ann Richards

In 1941, whilst the japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and the USA chanced on itself in a complete warfare, the folks of Texas rallied to the battle attempt. women and men rushed to affix the military. those that remained behind—men, ladies, and children—were infantrymen at the domestic entrance: They rolled bandages, noticed plane, informed for air raids, crammed jobs left vacant through provider males, accumulated scrap scrimped and kept and obtained by way of with rationed sugar, meat, footwear, tires, and fuel. Texas grew to become a middle for education and equipping the best battle computing device the area had ever seen.

World warfare II replaced Texas from oil and livestock and cotton to and agribusiness.The expertise that grew out of the war—radar, tv, jet plane, air con for the masses—made a Texas that had no longer been imagined sooner than 1941. And the Texans themselves replaced, as they left the kingdom for distant places and for different components of the USA. They left the rustic for the town to paintings in and such a lot might by no means go back to the farm other than in retirement years.

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Publisher : University of North Texas Press isbn10 | asin : 0929398297 print isbn13 : 9780929398297 ebook isbn13 : 9780585238777 language : English subject World War, 1939-1945--Texas, Texas--History--1846-1950. 3/764 subject : World War, 1939-1945--Texas, Texas--History--1846-1950. 1941: Texas Goes to War Edited by: James Ward Lee Carolyn N. Barnes Kent A. Bowman Laura Crow Foreword by Governor Ann Richards A Center for Texas Studies Book University of North Texas Press Copyright © 1991 University of North Texas Press All Rights Reserved Printed in the United States of America Requests for permission to reproduce material from this work should be sent to: University of North Texas Press P.

Page vi During the Eisenhower administration, the federal government began building a vast network of controlled-access roads to make possible the rapid deployment of troops and transport of materiel. Interstate highways helped speed the decline of rail transportation and the rise of long-haul trucking, but it made possible civilian auto travel on a scale never seen before. Before the war, most long-distance traveling was done by train or bus. It was possible to cross the country on fast trains, drinking cocktails in the club car, eating excellent food in the diners, and sleeping in Pullmans.

Territory, appeared only on the most modern atlases. Some schoolbooks didn't carry Pacific history beyond the Russo-Japanese War, European history past the Franco-Prussian War, or American history beyond the Wilson administration. For many Texans, World War I, the "Roaring Twenties," and the Great Depression were still current events. Yet Texans were aware of what was happening abroad. Radios and daily newspapers were full of war news, and no movie started without newsreel footage of Nazis and Italian Fascists.

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