U.S. Intellectual History Blog

Off-Topic Historical Tidbit

In 1947, the United States produced 62 percent of the world’s oil.

Source: Godfrey Hodgson, America in Our Time (New York: Doubleday, 1976), 19.


Wow. I didn’t realize it was that high. I would’ve put that as our percentage, but not the world’s. – TL