Weatherford, Doris.

American women during World War II : an encyclopedia / American women during World War 2 American women during World War Two Doris Weatherford. - 1st ed. - New York : Routledge, 2010. - xiii, 537 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

"American Women during World War II documents the lives and stories of women who contributed directly to the war effort via official and semi-official military organizations, as well as the millions of women who worked in civilian defense industries, ranging from aircraft maintenance to munitions manufacturing and much more. It also illuminates how the war changed the lives of women in more traditional home front roles. All women had to cope with rationing of basic household goods, and most women volunteered in war-related programs. Other entries discuss institutional change, as the war affected every aspect of life, including as schools, hospitals, and even religion." "American Women during World War II provides a handy one-volume collection of information and images suitable for any public or professional library."--BOOK JACKET.

9780415994750 (hardback : alk. paper) 0415994756 (hardback : alk. paper) 9780203870662 (ebook) 0203870662 (ebook)

2009011171

GBA959191 bnb

015291490 Uk


World War, 1939-1945--Women--United States--Encyclopedias.
World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Female--Encyclopedias.
World War, 1939-1945--War work--United States--Encyclopedias.
Women--History--United States--20th century--Encyclopedias.
Women--United States--Biography--Encyclopedias.

D810.W7 / W435 2010

940.53/7308203