World War II changed Texas from oil and cattle and cotton to industry and agribusiness.The technology that grew out of the war—radar, television, jet aircraft, air conditioning for the masses—made a Texas that had not been imagined before 1941. And the Texans themselves changed, as they left the state for foreign places and for other parts of the United States. They left the country for the city to work in industry and most would never return to the farm except in retirement years.
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Published by University of North Texas Press