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Detroit's Wartime Industry: Arsenal of Democracy (Paperback)
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Just as Detroit symbolizes the U.S. automobile industry, during World War II it also came to stand for all American industry's conversion from civilian goods to war material. The label "Arsenal of Democracy" was coined by Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt in a fireside chat radio broadcast on December 29, 1940, nearly a year before the United States formally entered the war. Here is the pictorial story of one Detroiter's unique leadership in the miraculous speed Detroit's mass-production capacity was shifted to output of tanks, trucks, guns, and airplanes to support America's victory and of the struggles of civilians on the home front.

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ISBN 9780738551647
Genre HISTORY / United States / State & Local / General
Format Paperback
Pages 127
Publisher Date 2007-11-14 00:00:00.0
Publisher Arcadia Pub
Copyright Year 2007
Height 9.0 in
Wdth 6.5 in
Thickness 0.5 in
Unit weight 0.7 lb
Language English
Subtitle Arsenal of Democracy
Series Name Images of America
Audience General/trade
Authors Davis, Michael W. R.
Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0
Country of Origin United States
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