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American Women in a World at War Contemporary Accounts from World War II by Judy Smith

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Published by Scholarly Resources in Wilmington .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • American history: Second World War,
  • Biography: general,
  • European history: Second World War,
  • Women"s studies,
  • Second World War, 1939-1945,
  • Military - World War II,
  • U.S. History - World War II (Domestic Aspects),
  • Women In The U.S.,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • History - General History,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Europe,
  • USA,
  • Women"s Studies - General,
  • Social Science / Women"s Studies,
  • World War, 1939-1945,
  • Historical - General,
  • Women,
  • 20th century,
  • History,
  • United States

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages237
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8237632M
ISBN 100842025707
ISBN 109780842025706
OCLC/WorldCa34597929

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This title brings together twenty-five writings by women who share their rich and varied World War II experiences, from serving in the military to working on the home front to preparing for the postwar world. By providing evidence of their active and resourceful roles in the war effort as workers, wives, and mothers, these women offer eloquent testimony that World War II was indeed everybody's.   With the publication of American Women in a World at War, we know that women of all races and classes fought on both the home front and the battlefront. An invaluable collection of contemporary accounts by American women who fought the warWilliam M. Tuttle Jr., author of Race Riot: Chicago in the Red Summer of and Daddy's Gone to War Price: $ Publisher Synopsis American Women in a World at War provides abundant materials (many of which have been out of print) on gender, class and race during World War II. * Feminist Bookstore News * Well balanced by roles, race, and region, this collection provides fascinating insight into what it meant to be an American woman during World War II.   World War II opened the door for women to work in more types of jobs than ever before, but with the return of male soldiers at war’s end, women, especially married women, were once again.

Summary: This title brings together twenty-five writings by women who share their rich and varied World War II experiences, from serving in the military to working on . American women in World War II became involved in many tasks they rarely had before; as the war involved global conflict on an unprecedented scale, the absolute urgency of mobilizing the entire population made the expansion of the role of women inevitable. Their services were recruited through a variety of methods, including posters and other print advertising, as well as popular songs.   Almost every woman described in this book gave % for thankless endeavors, got a crust of bread at day's end, walked two miles thru snow daily to reach her job, managed every chore under the sun without complaint, and then went to bed feeling tired but proud that she helped the war Reviews: 7.   It was a woman code breaker who, in , became the first American to learn that World War II had officially ended. The Army and Navy's .

  American Women in a World at War provides abundant materials (many of which have been out of print) on gender, class and race during World War IIFeminist Bookstore News An interesting book, pioneering in many ways, and a definite contribution to the history of U.S. participation in World War II, its stories gathered into a bouquet of Manufacturer: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.   Her publications include the books: Women’s Identities at War: Gender, Motherhood, and Politics in Britain and France during the First World War (); Women and the First World War (); The First World War: A Brief History with Documents (); and At Home and Under Fire: Air Raids and Culture in Britain from the Great War to the Blitz. American Women in World War II: On the Home Front and Beyond. American women played important roles during World War II, both at home and in uniform. Not only did they give their sons, husbands, fathers, and brothers to the war effort, they gave their .   The magnitude of World War I required societies to change in order to sustain their war efforts. In Britain, working-class women could go to work .