By Jonathan W. Jordan
From New York Times bestselling writer Jonathan W. Jordan—author of Brothers, competitors, Victors—comes the intimate actual tale of President Franklin Roosevelt’s internal circle of army management, the crew of competitors who formed international struggle II and America.
After the assault on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. used to be woke up from its shut eye of isolationism. to aid him steer the country in the course of the coming battle, President Franklin Roosevelt grew to become to the best “team of rivals” because the days of Lincoln: Secretary of warfare Henry Stimson, Admiral Ernest J. King, and common George C. Marshall.
jointly, those 4 males led the kingdom via history’s so much devastating clash and ushered in a brand new period of exceptional American impression, all whereas compelled to beat the profound own and political adjustments which divided them.
A startling and intimate reassessment of U.S. management in the course of international warfare II, American Warlords is a impressive glimpse behind the scenes of presidential power.
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This dynamic itself sheds light on the ambiguous status of sterilization as a legally mandated procedure and raises questions about how to deﬁne coercion historically and with relevance to reproductive justice in the twenty-ﬁrst century. Chapter 5 moves from sterilization and reproduction to the relationship between nature-making and eugenics in California, beginning at Vollmer Peak in Berkeley, named after the iconoclastic eugenicist and criminologist August Vollmer. ” One of the overarching arguments of this chapter is that narratives of western conquest and colonization, and, more broadly, the mythology of the American West, were infused with eugenic notions of regeneration and the possibility of racial perfection.
78 The eugenicists and nativists who championed the 1924 Johnson-Reed Immigration Act and encouraged the feebleminded threshold (usually an IQ of 70 or below) for compulsory sterilization relied chieﬂy on Terman’s scales. Terman was very much a creature of the American West. 79 He arrived in California just as the young universities of Stanford, the University of California at Berkeley, and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) were achieving prestige and renown. Like other transplanted men of science and letters at the cusp of the twentieth century, such as David Starr Jordan and Luther Burbank, Terman embraced eugenics as a means to build a new social and racial order in postconquest and post–Gold Rush California.
American Warlords: How Roosevelt's High Command Led America to Victory in World War II by Jonathan W. Jordan