New Deal, World War II, Social History, naval bases
This thesis examines how Naval Air Station (NAS) Sanford impacted the nearby city economically, demographically, and socially during World War II. City commission minutes, newspapers, and census data highlight the efforts of city leaders and their cooperation with the federal government to get a naval base established at Sanford. Thereafter, it assesses the ways in which a naval base garnered economic and demographic development, and organizing among African Americans in a southern city.
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Master of Arts (M.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Metzger, Lewis, "From Celery City To Navy Town: The Impact Of Naval Air Station Sanford During World War Ii" (2010). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4419.