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Managing the Mobilization, 1938–1941

In: Corporate Conservatives Go to War


  • Charlie Whitham

    (Edge Hill University)


The main study of the wartime record of the NAM begins. It shows how the NAM tried to navigate the turbulent political and economic waters of ‘preparedness’ America as Europe descended into war. Uppermost for the NAM was finding how best to manage the mobilization for defense without adding fresh stimulus to New Deal reformists eager to expand government control over a ‘command economy’.

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  • Charlie Whitham, 2020. "Managing the Mobilization, 1938–1941," Palgrave Studies in American Economic History, in: Corporate Conservatives Go to War, chapter 0, pages 41-59, Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:psichp:978-3-030-43908-8_3
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-43908-8_3

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