According to him, Industrial Mobilization
provided a good understanding of key issues, available opportunities, prospects, and remedial measures during the mobilization process.
According to him, industrial mobilization
provides a good understanding of key issues, available opportunities, prospects, and remedial measures during the mobilization process.
At the onset of and continuing well into World War II, industrial mobilization
was hampered by a proliferation of organizations and procedures.
The National Defense Act of 4 June 1920, charged the assistant secretary of war with planning for industrial mobilization
and responsibility for the War Department's procurement.
Roosevelt for a "production plan to defeat our enemies"--one that would outline specific air requirements for industrial mobilization
should the United States become embroiled in a war.
For example, the superb chapters on finance and industrial mobilization
traverse as far as 1916, while those dealing with the war in the Pacific and Africa go to the end of 1917 and 1918 respectively.
It is based on a wealth of different sources from general population censuses to the statistics of the Ministry for Weapons and Admunitions and of the regional industrial mobilization
committees, from the data on wages and personnel of single companies to reports on and reactions to women's work in the press of the period.
For some the second danger was the greater; for many it meant resisting the government's wartime intrusion on the economy--controlling materials use, shutting down industries that commanded needed materials or labor, other industrial mobilization
Koistinen presents chapters on procurement planning, industrial mobilization
planning, military-business relations, and the work of the commodity committees under the stewardship of OASW.
It is not a study of economic mobilization, but rather a narrower work about industrial mobilization
The hopes aroused by 1945 and the mass military and industrial mobilization
of labour which underlay it held out the promise of a truly epochal democratic progress.
The book's major contribution, however, is its careful coverage of the industrial mobilization
during the Civil War, an area on which little work has been done.