Special Interests The State And The Anglo American Alliance 1939 1945

Author: Inderjeet Parmar
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135238148
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This book aims to enhance our understanding of the Anglo-American alliance by examining the origins of the alliance during the Second World War. It presents a case study of how power is distributed in British society, and who makes the political decisions that decisively shape the society and world in which we live.

Working Class Life In Northern England 1945 2010

Author: T. Blackshaw
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137349033
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Taking a fresh look the history of northern working-class life in the second half of the twentieth century, this book turns to the concept of generation and generational change. The author explores Zygmunt Bauman's bold vision of modern historical change as the shift from solid modernity to liquid modernity.

To Live Again

Author: Bill D. West
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781456721022
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The reader of this book will be taken on a fascinating journey from the earliest days of the historic Robinson plantation of 150 years ago, to its present day name of the West River Plantation. Carved out of the wilderness of east Texas, the estate rose to immense prosperity during the industrial revolution, only to fall into inevitable decline and tragedy. Reduced to a few acres, and the home in disrepair in the late 1970s, the estate would be sold to the West family. The era of the once great plantation of 3500 acres was fast fading into history, as well as the memory of the Robinson family. But with the recent discovery of a multitude of artifacts by the West family, and the building of a museum on the estate, the dying plantation, and the memory of the Robinsons is beginning to live once again. The book delivers eye-witness accounts of life changing events in the Robinson family, and lists many of the artifacts found, and follow-up research done by the author. From the days of General Sam Houston dancing in the foyer of the Victorian house, to the sounds of many children laughing and playing, to the designation of the plantation as a State Archeological Landmark, the reader will be captivated by this account of early Texas history.

Reminiscences Of Los Alamos 1943 1945

Author: Lawrence Badash
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400990227
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Although the World War II efforts to develop nuclear weapons have inspired a very large literature, it struck us as noteworthy that virtually nothing existed in the form of firsthand accounts. Now It Can Be Told, by General Leslie Groves, the Manhattan Project's military commander, is probably the most prominent exception, but the scientists themselves seem to have shown little interest in publishing their reminiscences. Believing that it would be not only worthwhile for posterity, but ex tremely interesting for the present generation to hear about the aspirations, fears, and activities of those who participated in this watershed of science and government collaboration, we arranged the public lecture series repre sented by this book.! We chose to focus upon Los Alamos since the project's efforts culminated there. The isolated laboratory in New Mexico was created to design and construct the first atomic bombs. More scientific brainpower was accumulated there than at any time since Isaac Newton dined alone, and the interactions with this community are of sociological interest, as the results of their work are of political import.

West German Industry And The Challenge Of The Nazi Past 1945 1955

Author: S. Jonathan Wiesen
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807875049
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In the aftermath of World War II and the Holocaust, West German industrialists faced a major crisis in their public image. With mounting revelations about the use of forced and slave labor, the "Aryanization" of Jewish property, and corporate profiteering under National Socialism, industrialists emerged from the war with their national and international reputations in tatters. In this groundbreaking study, Jonathan Wiesen explores how West German business leaders remade and marketed their public image between 1945 and 1955. He challenges assumptions that West Germans--and industrialists in particular--were silent about the recent past during the years of denazification and reconstruction. Drawing on sources that include private correspondence, popular literature, and a wealth of unpublished materials from corporate archives, Wiesen reveals how German business leaders attempted to absolve themselves of responsibility for Nazi crimes while recasting themselves as socially and culturally engaged public figures. Through case studies of individual firms such as Siemens and Krupp, Wiesen depicts corporate publicity as a telling example of postwar selective memory. In his introduction and conclusion, Wiesen considers the recent establishment of a multibillion dollar fund to provide financial compensation to the victims of industrial exploitation during World War II. This acknowledgment by German industry of its ongoing responsibility for its past crimes underscores the contemporary relevance of Wiesen's study.

We Shall Live Again

Author: Russell Thornton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521034523
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Asserts that the 1870 and 1890 Ghost Dance movements were deliberate efforts by American Indians to accomplish a demographic revitalization following their virtual demographic collapse. Correlates tribal participation with Indian population levels before and after the movements.