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In the book," East Tennessee in World War II", ittalks about many problems facing people in the 1930's and 40's. The problems proposed in the book can be translated into our daily lives today. One problem in the book that relates to today is war with North Korea. Back in the 30's, people feared war and today some people fear war with other countries. Like today, people in the 30's and 40's didn't want to go to war but they knew that sometimes wars were necessary. Another problem that can be reflected into today's problems is unemployment. In the 30's and 40's, the United States was getting over the Great Depression and unemployment was very high. Unemployment isn't as high now as it was back then but people fear the risk of unemployment. Employment went up during World War II, like companies today, they are trying to create jobs here in the United States, not overseas. During the war, with the men fighting overseas, the women had to st…
The book," East Tennessee in World War II", by Dewaine A. Speaks and Ray Clift has taught me many thinks about the war and East Tennessee's role at that time. While I was reading the first few chapters, I learned that East Tennessee had big role during this time making goods to go to war, such as aluminum for airplanes, chemicals from Dow Chemical Company and electricity from TVA dams. One company that I had never heard of was Fulton Sylphon Company in Knoxville. They made many things to help support the war but one that was interesting was a depth charger that could explode at a desired depth. I learned that the lives of the people of East Tennessee changed during the war. Before the war, the people were still struggling from the effects of The Great Depression but President Franklin Roosevelt helped established TVA that helped create jobs and gave people electricity. I was surprised that TVA did not help the people enough and it took the US getting involved in the war …
In the book, "East Tennessee in World War II", the authors, Dewaine A. Speaks and Ray Clift, shows the reader how life was for the people of East Tennessee during World War II. I liked how the authors told how certain areas of East Tennessee had specific roles during the war. They categorized the different areas well and its not confusing on what areas did what during the war. In the little I've read, it looks like there are some very interesting facts about specific areas that I'm really looking forward to learn about. Some local areas and companies that I've heard of, like TVA, Oak Ridge and ALCOA are mentioned and probably a bunch of places I don't know of but I'm looking forward to learning about the different roles, different areas and companies had during the war. Plus there are many old pictures so far in the book that help me understand different things that is going on during this time. It helps make reading the book more personal and easier to u…