Sat, April 19, 2014

Nothin' But Blue Skies: The Heyday,...

The Upper Midwest and Great Lakes region became the "arsenal of democracy"-the greatest manufacturing center in the world-in the years during and after World War II, thanks to natural advantages and a welcoming culture. Decades of unprecedented prosperity followed, memorably punctuated by riots, strikes, burning rivers, and oil embargoes. A vibrant, quintessentially American character bloomed in the region's cities, suburbs, and backwaters. But the innovation and industry that defined the Rust Belt also helped to hasten its demise. An air conditioner invented in Upstate New York transformed the South from a sweaty backwoods to a non-unionized industrial competitor. Japan and Germany recovered from their defeat to build fuel-efficient cars in the stagnant 1970s....
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ISBN: 1608195295
Publisher: Bloomsbury Press; 1 edition
Manufacturer: Bloomsbury Press; 1 edition
Language: English
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 352
US Salesrank: 431261
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