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American Women in a World at War : Contemporary Accounts from World War II

By: Barrett Litoff, Judy.
Contributor(s): Smith, David C.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1996Description: 1 online resource (253 p.).ISBN: 9780742599222.Subject(s): Women -- United States -- History -- 20th century | World War, 1939-1945 -- United States | World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: American Women in a World at War : Contemporary Accounts from World War IIDDC classification: 940.53/15042 | 940.5315042 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Title Page; Copyright Page; Aknowledgments; Contents; Introduction; I Preparing for War; 1 Women for Defense MARGARET CULKIN BANNING; 2 Women in the War ELIZABETH GURLEY FLYNN; 3 The Negro Woman in National Defense ANNABEL SAWYER; II ln the Military; 4 Yes, Ma''am!: The Personal Papers of a WAAC Private ELIZABETH R. POLLOCK; 5 The WAVES: The Story of the Girls in Blue NANCY WILSON Ross; 6 Three Years Behind the Mast MARY C. LYNE AND KAY ARTHUR; 7 Shakedown Cruise E. LOUISE STEWART; III At "Far-Flung" Fronts; 8 Navy Nurse PAGE COOPER; 9 I Served on Bataan JUANITA REDMOND
10 G.I. Nightingale THERESA ARCHARD11 Home Away from Home JULIA M. H. CARSON; 12 I Knew Your Soldier ELEANOR "BUMPY" STEVENSON; 13 Shooting the Russian War MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE; IV On the Home Front; 14 Camp Follower BARBARA KLAW; 15 If Your Baby Must Travel in Wartime V.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, CHILDREN''S BUREAU; 16 So Your Husband''s Gone to War! ETHEL GORHAM; 17 The Negro Woman Serves America, Aframerican Woman ''s Journal; V War Jobs; 18 Arms and the Girl GULIELMA FELL ALSOP AND MARY F. McBRIDE; 19 Negro Women War Workers KATHRYN BLOOD
20 Shipyard Diary of a Woman Welder AUGUSTA H. CLAWSON21 Women and Farm Work LESLIE TRESHAM AND THE V.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE; VI Preparing for the Postwar World; 22 Out of the Kitchen-Into the War SUSAN B. ANTHONY II; 23 Women Workers in Transition from War to Peace MARY ELIZABETH PIDGEON; 24 Women''s Responsibility in World Affairs Lucy SOMERVILLE HOWORTH; 25 Our Stake in Tomorrow''s World, MARY McLEOD BETHUNE; Suggested Readings
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 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 war. Litoff and Smith combine pieces by well-known writers, such as Margaret Culkin Banning and Nancy Wilson Ross, with important-but largely forgotten-personal accounts by ordinary women living in extraordinary times. This volume is divided into the six sections listed below: Preparing for War In the Military At ''Far-Flung'' Fronts On the Home Front War Jobs Preparing for the Postwar World
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Title Page; Copyright Page; Aknowledgments; Contents; Introduction; I Preparing for War; 1 Women for Defense MARGARET CULKIN BANNING; 2 Women in the War ELIZABETH GURLEY FLYNN; 3 The Negro Woman in National Defense ANNABEL SAWYER; II ln the Military; 4 Yes, Ma''am!: The Personal Papers of a WAAC Private ELIZABETH R. POLLOCK; 5 The WAVES: The Story of the Girls in Blue NANCY WILSON Ross; 6 Three Years Behind the Mast MARY C. LYNE AND KAY ARTHUR; 7 Shakedown Cruise E. LOUISE STEWART; III At "Far-Flung" Fronts; 8 Navy Nurse PAGE COOPER; 9 I Served on Bataan JUANITA REDMOND

10 G.I. Nightingale THERESA ARCHARD11 Home Away from Home JULIA M. H. CARSON; 12 I Knew Your Soldier ELEANOR "BUMPY" STEVENSON; 13 Shooting the Russian War MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE; IV On the Home Front; 14 Camp Follower BARBARA KLAW; 15 If Your Baby Must Travel in Wartime V.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, CHILDREN''S BUREAU; 16 So Your Husband''s Gone to War! ETHEL GORHAM; 17 The Negro Woman Serves America, Aframerican Woman ''s Journal; V War Jobs; 18 Arms and the Girl GULIELMA FELL ALSOP AND MARY F. McBRIDE; 19 Negro Women War Workers KATHRYN BLOOD

20 Shipyard Diary of a Woman Welder AUGUSTA H. CLAWSON21 Women and Farm Work LESLIE TRESHAM AND THE V.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE; VI Preparing for the Postwar World; 22 Out of the Kitchen-Into the War SUSAN B. ANTHONY II; 23 Women Workers in Transition from War to Peace MARY ELIZABETH PIDGEON; 24 Women''s Responsibility in World Affairs Lucy SOMERVILLE HOWORTH; 25 Our Stake in Tomorrow''s World, MARY McLEOD BETHUNE; Suggested Readings

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 war. Litoff and Smith combine pieces by well-known writers, such as Margaret Culkin Banning and Nancy Wilson Ross, with important-but largely forgotten-personal accounts by ordinary women living in extraordinary times. This volume is divided into the six sections listed below: Preparing for War In the Military At ''Far-Flung'' Fronts On the Home Front War Jobs Preparing for the Postwar World

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