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Arsenal of Democracy: The South and World War II

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Jarod Roll

on 26 October 2016

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Transcript of Arsenal of Democracy: The South and World War II

Arsenal of Democracy?:
The South and World War II

Transforming the nation's "#1 Economic Problem":

$4 billion in federal military spending
Ports, factories, cities and towns
Industrial capacity, wage levels, skilled jobs up
Rural population down 22%


Urban population up during the war:

33% in the region
Mobile--61%
Norfolk--57%
Hopson Plantation, Clarksdale:

First mechanized cotton crop in 1944
War for Democracy?

NAACP
Double-V Campaign
Smith v. Allwright (1944)
Fair Employment Practices Commission
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