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Montgomery in the Good War [electronic resource] : Portrait of a Southern City, 1939-1946 / Wesley Phillips Newton ; introduction by Allen Cronenberg.

Author/Creator:
Newton, Wesley Phillips.
Publication:
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2000.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (352 p.)
Subjects:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- Alabama -- Montgomery.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Alabama -- Montgomery.
Montgomery (Ala.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Montgomery (Ala.) -- History -- 20th century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Montgomery in the Good War is a richly textured account of a southern city and its people during World War II. Using newspaper accounts, interviews, letters, journals, and his own memory of the time, Wesley Newton reconstructs wartime-era Montgomery, Alabama--a sleepy southern capital that was transformed irreversibly during World War II. The war affected every segment of Montgomery society: black and white, rich and poor, male and female, those who fought in Europe and the Pacific and those who stayed on the home front. Newton follow
Contents:
Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction - Allen Cronenberg; 1. The City at the Start of the War; 2. The Advent of Pearl Harbor; 3. The Creation of Citizen Armed Forces; 4. Montgomerians Head Overseas; 5. The Emergence of the Home Front; 6. The Black Community in Montgomery and Abroad; 7. Life and Death at Home; 8. OVERLORD and Aftermath; 9. From the Bulge to Victory in Europe; 10. The End of the War; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [297]-305) and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-8173-8487-1
OCLC:
785811723
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