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  1. The Rise of the Gunbelt: The Military Remapping of Industrial America
    The Rise of the Gunbelt: The Military Remapping of Industrial America
    The Rise of the Gunbelt: The Military Remapping of Industrial America
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  2. The Rise of the Gunbelt: The Military Remapping of Industrial America

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Since World War II, America's economic landscape has undergone a profound transformation. The effects of this change can be seen in the decline of the traditional industrial heartland and the emergence of new high tech industrial complexes in California, Texas, Boston, and Florida. The Rise of the Gunbelt demonstrates that this economic restructuring is a direct result of the rise of the military industrial complex (MIC) and a wholly new industry based on defense spending and Pentagon contacts. Chronicling the dramatic growth of this vast complex, the authors analyze the roles played by the shift from land and sea warfare to aerial combat in World War II, the Cold War, the birth of aerospace and the consequent radical transformation of the airplane industry, and labor and major defense corporations such as Boeing, Lockheed, and McDonnell Douglas. Exploring the reasons for the shifts in defense spending--including the role of lobbyists and the Department of Defense in awarding contracts--and the effects on regional and national economic development, this comprehensive study reveals the complexities of the MIC.

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Country
USA
Binding
Hardcover
EAN
9780195066487
Edition
1
ISBN
0195066480
Label
Oxford University Press
Manufacturer
Oxford University Press
MPN
illustrations, tables
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
360
PartNumber
illustrations, tables
PublicationDate
1991-07-25
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Studio
Oxford University Press
ReleaseDate
0000-00-00
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