Accession Number : ADA261754


Title :   The American Home Front: Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War I, World War II


Descriptive Note : Monograph


Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Abrahamson, James L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a261754.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1983


Pagination or Media Count : 235


Abstract : This latest National Defense University military history seeks to broaden the perspective of those who are interested in understanding the effects of the wartime mobilization of American society. Through a comparative analysis of the economic, political, and social results of America's four principal wars, this study reveals the major issues faced by each wartime administration and sketches the consequences of the mobilization policies adopted. As the author, Colonel James L. Abrahamson, U.S. Army, explains, each conflict occurred in unique circumstances, required varied policies, and produced different effects on American institutions. He therefore avoids offering a simplistic list of the expected domestic consequences of any future conflict. Nevertheless, certain common factors, which may inform modern mobilization planners, surface in his analysis of these four wars. The author suggests that if planners are aware of the implications of their mobilization choices, they can better devise effective policies for drawing forth the material and human essentials of victory.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY HISTORY , *ECONOMICS , *FIRST WORLD WAR , *MOBILIZATION , *CIVIL WAR(UNITED STATES) , *SECOND WORLD WAR , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , INDUSTRIES , WOMEN , PUBLIC OPINION , AFRICAN AMERICANS , FARMS , MILITARY PLANNING , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , POLICIES , UNCERTAINTY


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Humanities and History
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE