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Promises to Keep: The United States by Paul S. Boyer

By Paul S. Boyer

Designed for the "U.S. on the grounds that 1945" direction, this complete survey provides the realm struggle II event as a backdrop for knowing contemporary advancements and occasions in American historical past. The textual content good points 4 primary, interwoven subject matters: the pervasive influence of the chilly warfare; the consequences of social-protest events between African american citizens, girls, and different teams; the resources and impression of monetary, demographic, and cultural adjustments; and a radical exam of politics.

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The WRA graduthat internees suffered at 1943, a guard at a who could prove their loyalty (by enlisting in the military, who were willing to take jobs elsewhere in the country, but as late ally released internees for example) or as 1945 nearly twenty thousand remained in custody. As a side effect of intern- ment, parental authority in Japanese- American families weakened, a phenomenon occurring throughout American society in the war years. One young internee, Ben Yorita, later recalled: [In Japanese- American families] the father was the traditional breadwinner and in command of the family.

Many OSRD aeronautical advances, including helicopters and radar (developed with funding), date from World War II. S. pilots tested the first jet planes in 25 Crucible of Change Chapter! 6 billion in 1990, some $36 74 percent, found its way to the Pentagon. S. science, and American higher education depended heavily on federal R&D funds. In 1 989 Johns Hopkins Uni- the military's hands. billion, or $400 versity received over million in such research support, Stanford nearly the Massachusetts Institute of Technology lion, the ical $250 miland on down R&D — of science.

Pilots tested the first jet planes in 25 Crucible of Change Chapter! 6 billion in 1990, some $36 74 percent, found its way to the Pentagon. S. science, and American higher education depended heavily on federal R&D funds. In 1 989 Johns Hopkins Uni- the military's hands. billion, or $400 versity received over million in such research support, Stanford nearly the Massachusetts Institute of Technology lion, the ical $250 miland on down R&D — of science. Corps it their — secrecy and destructive purposes of military research, spirit million, autonomy.

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