Until it's Over, Over There: The U.S. Economy in World War I

  title={Until it's Over, Over There: The U.S. Economy in World War I},
  author={Hugh Rockoff},
  journal={Economic History},
  • Hugh Rockoff
  • Published 2004
  • Political Science
  • Economic History
  • The process by which the US economy was mobilized during World War I was the subject of considerable criticism both at the time and since. Nevertheless, when viewed in the aggregate the degree of mobilization achieved during the short period of active US involvement was remarkable. The United States entered the war in 1917 having made only limited preparations. In 1918 the armed forces were expanded to include 2.9 million sailors, soldiers, and marines; 6 percent of the labor force in the 15 to… CONTINUE READING
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