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Water Powers: The Second World War and the Mobilization of Hydroelectricity in Canada, the United States, and Germany

Julie A. Cohn

Water Powers: The Second World War and the Mobilization of Hydroelectricity in Canada, the United States, and Germany.

This article considers the implications of expanding hydroelectricity for war production and strategy using Canada, the United States and Germany during World War II as an example. The article also examines how war-time decisions structured the longer-term evolution of large technological systems. Journal of Global History, Feb. 13, 2020.