Canada's Greatest Wartime Muddle: National Selective Service and the Mobilization of Human Resources during World War II (Hardback)Michael D. Stevenson (author)
Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 13/12/2001
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To determine the government's commitment to a comprehensive mobilization strategy, Stevenson considers the effect of NSS policies on eight significant sectors of the Canadian population: Native Canadians, university students, war industry workers, coal miners, longshoremen, meatpackers, hospital nurses, and textile workers. These case studies show that mobilization officials achieved only a limited number of their regulatory goals and that Ottawa's attempt to organize and allocate the nation's military and civilian human resources on a rational, orderly, and efficient scale was largely ineffective. This detailed assessment of the effect of NSS activities on a broad cross-section of Canadian society provides a fresh perspective on the domestic impact of the Second World War. It will appeal to a wide range of readers interested in Canada's economic, military, social, and political history.
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 228 x 154 x 661 mm
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