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Congress declares war : December 8-11, 1941 /
Roland H. Worth, Jr.
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2004.
description
vii, 188 p.
ISBN
0786418044 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2004.
isbn
0786418044 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
5195995
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Roland H. Worth, Jr., lives in Richmond, Virginia
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
The dramatic events of Pearl Harbor are well known. What came next, beginning with the US declaration of war, has been given less attention. This volume fills that gap with an analysis of how the public and Congress reacted to the attack, and how it began to modify their attitudes toward foreign war.
Main Description
The dramatic events of the Pearl Harbor attack have been covered in detail from a wide variety of approaches. What came next-the American declaration of war, the intervention of Germany and Italy and the U.S. proclaiming war against them as well-has been given considerably less attention. This detailed volume fills that gap with careful analysis of how the public and Congress reacted to the attack and how it began to modify their past attitudes toward foreign war. Excerpts from the Congressional Record of 1941 support the author's discussion of the debates leading to the decision to declare war. The book explores the rationales defending past conduct by those who had been of both interventionist and anti-interventionist sentiments, as well as their collective effort to forge a national consensus that would support a multi-year international conflict. Emphasis is also placed on the reasoning behind war not being immediately declared on Germany as well as Japan and the motivations behind Germany's decision to enter the conflict on it's own initiative. Lengthy attention is given to Jeanette Rankin, the only House member to vote against the war.
Main Description
The dramatic events of the Pearl Harbor attack have been covered in detail from a wide variety of approaches. What came next--the American declaration of war, the intervention of Germany and Italy and the U.S. proclaiming war against them as well--has been given considerably less attention. This detailed volume fills that gap with careful analysis of how the public and Congress reacted to the attack and how it began to modify their past attitudes toward foreign war.Excerpts from the Congressional Record of 1941 support the author's discussion of the debates leading to the decision to declare war. The book explores the rationales defending past conduct by those who had been of both interventionist and anti-interventionist sentiments, as well as their collective effort to forge a national consensus that would support a multi-year international conflict. Emphasis is also placed on the reasoning behind war not being immediately declared on Germany as well as Japan and the motivations behind Germany's decision to enter the conflict on it's own initiative. Lengthy attention is given to Jeanette Rankin, the only House member to vote against the war.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. 1
Introductionp. 5
Congress, Bureaucrats, Press and Public Opinion Anticipate Actionp. 9
The Presidential Address and Senatorial Action: Declaring War on Japanp. 35
The House of Representatives Responds to War with Japanp. 54
Germany and Italy Join the Warp. 99
The Senate: Declaring War on Germany and Italyp. 127
The House of Representatives Responds to War with Germany and Italyp. 136
Notesp. 153
Bibliographyp. 171
Indexp. 177
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