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Benjamin V. CohenArchitect of the New Deal$
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William Lasser

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780300088793

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300088793.001.0001

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World War II

World War II

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(p.255) 14 World War II
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Benjamin V. Cohen
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William Lasser

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300088793.003.0014

This chapter describes Cohen's role in the war effort. The discussions include his appointment as general counsel to the newly created Office of Economic Stabilization in 1942; the establishment on May 27, 1943 of the Office of War Mobilization by executive order, which was drafted by Cohen and Donald Russell; and Cohen's involvement with the Roosevelt administration's decision to remove thousands of Japanese Americans from their homes on the West Coast and intern them in concentration camps throughout the western states.

Keywords:   Benjamin V. Cohen, Office of Economic Stabilization, Office of War Mobilization, Japanese Americans, concentration camps

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