Technology and labor in the postwar era. by Mitchell Lokiec

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Other titlesLabor and technology in the postwar era.
LC ClassificationsHD8072 .L67
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Paginationxxx, 140 p.
Number of Pages140
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Open LibraryOL5430059M
LC Control Number73076484

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Book Description: Carroll Pursell tells the story of the evolution of American technology since World War II. His fascinating and surprising history links pop culture icons with landmarks in technological innovation and shows how postwar politics left their mark on everything from television, automobiles, and genetically engineered crops to contraceptives, Tupperware, and.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Lokiec, Mitchell. Labor and technology in the postwar era. [Columbia, S.C., Bobbin Publications, ©].

Technology in Postwar America is a skillful treatment of the ways in which ideas about technology have been contested in the postwar period that will serve as an excellent starting point for students and generalists who wish to gain a quick overview of the subject.

The Historian [An] engrossing, important book [that] is enthusiastically recommended. The postwar U.S. technology enterprise has been characterized by a relatively sharp division of roles between the federal government and private-sector participants with regard to the funding of research and development and the application of commercial technology for most sectors of the nation's economy.

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book, Inc. During the Second World War, women proved that they could do "men's" work, and do it Author: American Experience. The labor movement in the United States grew out of the need to protect the common interest of workers.

For those in the industrial sector, organized labor. The Postwar Economy: As the Cold War unfolded in the decade and a half after World War II, the United States experienced phenomenal economic growth.

The war brought the return of prosperity, and in the postwar period the United States consolidated its position as the world's richest country.

Many Americans feared that the end of World War II and the subsequent drop in military spending might bring back the hard times of the Great Depression. But instead, pent-up consumer demand fueled exceptionally strong economic growth in the post-war period.

The automobile industry successfully converted back to producing cars, and new industries such Author: Mike Moffatt. The term postindustrial refers to.

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Tap again to see term 👆. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Lokiec, Mitchell. Technology and labor in the postwar era. [Columbia, S.C.], [Bobbin Publications] [©]. Praise for Work in the Digital Age ‘Work in the Digital Age is a superb collection of articles that together provide a wide-ranging, comprehensive analysis of the challenges and opportunities for labour in a period of rapid tech-nological change.

This volume is essential reading for academics and policymakers alike’. —Kathleen Thelen, MITFile Size: 1MB. Inflation and labor unrest. The country's main economic concern in the immediate postwar years was inflation. The president worried that a sudden end to price and wage controls would result in a dramatic rise in prices.

Under pressure from both workers and business leaders to end wartime restrictions as quickly as possible, Truman reluctantly. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My libraryMissing: labor. John Krige is Kranzberg Professor in the School of History, Technology, and Sociology at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

He is the author of American Hegemony and the Postwar Reconstruction of Science in Europe and the coeditor of Science and Technology in the Global Cold War, both published by the MIT Press. As a consequence, such groups as African Americans, Hispano Americans, and American women became more aggressive in trying to win their full freedoms and civil rights as guaranteed by the Declaration of Independence and US Constitution during the postwar era.

The postwar world also presented Americans with a number of problems and issues. The Untold History of Post-Civil War 'Neoslavery' In Slavery by Another Name, Douglas Blackmon of the Wall Street Journal argues that slavery did not end in the United States with the Emancipation.

The rapid expansion of science and technology attracted scientists from all over Europe Thesis: Although the Cold War included no official warfare, advances in applied sciences, beginning as a result of World War II, became a major force of conflict between the United States and.

To begin with, we will assess the state of Britain in both at home and abroad as it faced the challenges of post-war reconstruction. Already, during the war, important innovations, such as the Beveridge Report of and the Education Act ofsignalled the desire for reform and change across many sections of the British public.

Postwar Politics and the Cold War The late summer of marked the height of American power. The country that had suffered from dust bowls, economic depression, and a devastating attack on its Pacific naval fleet in the last decade-and. The Degradation of Work Revisited: Workers and Technology in the American Auto Industry, by Stephen Meyer.

Labor and the Post-War Automation Movement. During the Second World War, automobile manufacturers engaged in extensive experimentation with new industrial techniques, notably in the area of automated production, often government financed.

It is also a study of the cooperation of the U.S. State Department, American intelligence agencies, and the American Labor movement in this effort.

The story in Italy was in many ways a microcosm of American policy toward all of European labor: to deny the Communists control of postwar labor by: The composition of the labor force changed dramatically in the s.

Factory employment declined because of improvements in productivity and technology, while the number of white‐collar jobs in the clerical, sales, and service sectors grew. Although union membership began to drop late in the decade, organized labor made significant gains.

Elements of the Japanese post-war development system that were competition-restricting in nature functioned well during her catch-up process. When the catch-up process was over, however, those competition-restrictive elements became harmful. With the energy crises of the s, the Japanese economy went into an era of Size: 2MB.

The postwar recession checked wartime inflation, and by Marchthe U.S. economy was growing again. As the economy revived, workers scrambled for wage increases to offset the price inflation. The great majority of new jobs created in the postwar era went to women as the service sector grew How important was oil to Americans.

Cheap energy fed the economic boom. The Aftermath of World War II was the beginning of a new era, defined by the decline of all European colonial empires and simultaneous rise of two superpowers: the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (USA).

Allies during World War II, the US and the USSR became competitors on the world stage and engaged in the Cold War, so called because it never. Massachusetts legalizes labor unions in Commonwealth v.

The antebellum era was a time not only of profound political change but also of great technological and economic innovation. The Industrial Revolution, which began in Europe in the s, had produced new inventions and methods of production.

American inventors transformed the U.S. Mass migration to suburban areas was a defining feature of American life after Before World War II, just 13% of Americans lived in suburbs. Byhowever, suburbia was home to more than half of the U.S. population. The nation’s economy, politics, and society suburbanized in important ways.

Suburbia shaped habits of car dependency and commuting, Cited by: 1. Japanese Industrialization and Economic Growth. Carl Mosk, University of Victoria Postwar occupation: economic and institutional restructuring legalization of unions and collective bargaining after — also raised the social capability of adapting foreign technology.

Internalizing labor created a highly flexible labor force in post. The United States emerged from World War II as the wealthiest and most powerful nation in the world.

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American Labor Dynamics is the result of a group study of the American labor scene in the momentous decade since the United States joined with the European powers in the World War.

Over thirty university men, teachers of economics, politics and labor problems, practical labor leaders, and labor publicists and educators took a direct part in the effort.

Postwar Challenges When he became President upon Franklin D. Roosevelt's death infew believed in Harry Truman's ability to govern. But it was Truman's common sense approach that helped the U.S. end World War II and move on to tackle postwar challenges.

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Financier Bernard Baruch declares that "We are in the midst of a cold war.". The laws of Child Labor during the Progressive Era didn’t become major until Americans realized how many young children were working to make money. Millions of children worked in factories, stores, fields, mills, and mines in the United States during the early s.

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