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American Women In A World At War by Judy Barrett Litoff

Title American Women in a World at War
Author Judy Barrett Litoff
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date 1997
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 237
ISBN 0842025715
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book 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

Women At War With America by D'Ann Campbell

Title Women at War with America
Author D'Ann Campbell
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1984
Category Social Science
Total Pages 304
ISBN UOM:39015008511563
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Describes how World War II affected the lives of American women, and examines the challenges they faced in the military and as nurses, factory workers, volunteer workers, and homemakers

Our Mothers War by Emily Yellin

Title Our Mothers War
Author Emily Yellin
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2010-05-11
Category History
Total Pages 464
ISBN 1439103585
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Our women are serving actively in many ways in this war, and they are doing a grand job on both the fighting front and the home front." -- Eleanor Roosevelt, 1944 Our Mothers' War is a stunning and unprecedented portrait of women during World War II, a war that forever transformed the way women participate in American society. Never before has the vast range of American women's experience during this pivotal era been brought together in one book. Now, Our Mothers' War re-creates what American women from all walks of life were doing and thinking, on the home front and abroad. Like all great histories, Our Mothers' War began with an illuminating discovery. After finding a journal and letters her mother had written while serving with the Red Cross in the Pacific, journalist Emily Yellin started unearthing what her mother and other women of her mother's generation went through during a time when their country asked them to step into roles they had never been invited, or allowed, to fill before. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including personal interviews and previously unpublished letters and diaries, Yellin shows what went on in the hearts and minds of the real women behind the female images of World War II -- women working in war plants; mothers and wives sending their husbands and sons off to war and sometimes death; women joining the military for the first time in American history; nurses operating in battle zones in Europe, Africa, and the Pacific; and housewives coping with rationing. Yellin also delves into lesser-known stories, including: tales of female spies, pilots, movie stars, baseball players, politicians, prostitutes, journalists, and even fictional characters; firsthand accounts from the wives of the scientists who created the atomic bomb at Los Alamos, African-American women who faced Jim Crow segregation laws at home even as their men were fighting enemy bigotry and injustice abroad, and Japanese-American women locked up as prisoners in their own country. Yellin explains how Wonder Woman was created in 1941 to fight the Nazi menace and became the first female comic book superhero, as well as how Marilyn Monroe was discovered in 1944 while working with her mother-in-law packing parachutes at a war plant in Burbank, California. Our Mothers' War gives center stage to those who might be called "the other American soldiers."

Title American Women During World War II
Author Doris Weatherford
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2009-10-16
Category History
Total Pages 552
ISBN 9781135201906
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

Being Female In A World At War by Paula Rentmeester

Title Being Female in a World at War
Author Paula Rentmeester
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2003
Category Women in war
Total Pages 60
ISBN OCLC:832772456
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title An Encyclopedia of American Women at War
Author Lisa Tendrich Frank
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release Date 2013
Category History
Total Pages 804
ISBN 9781598844436
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A sweeping review of the role of women within the American military from the colonial period to the present day. * An extensive bibliography offers additional reading and research opportunities * Accessibly written essays introduce the thematic developments of each major conflict in American history * Supporting photographs and illustrations depict key female figures * An informative overview in the frontmatter provides historical context to women's roles in the military

Title American Women In World War I
Author Lettie Gavin
Publisher University Press of Colorado
Release Date 2011-05-18
Category History
Total Pages 553
ISBN 9781457109409
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Interweaving personal stories with historical photos and background, this lively account documents the history of the more than 40,000 women who served in relief and military duty during World War I. Through personal interviews and excerpts from diaries, letters, and memoirs, Lettie Gavin relates poignant stories of women's wartime experiences and provides a unique perspective on their progress in military service. American Women in World War I captures the spirit of these determined patriots and their times for every reader and will be of special interest to military, women's, and social historians.

Band Of Sisters by Kirsten Holmstedt

Title Band of Sisters
Author Kirsten Holmstedt
Publisher Stackpole Books
Release Date 2008-08-25
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780811735667
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Profiles twelve women soldiers who have served in the Iraq War, describing their experiences in the war, discussing the pressures of the job, and touching on the difficulties of being a woman in the military.

Title The Second Line of Defense
Author Lynn Dumenil
Publisher UNC Press Books
Release Date 2017-02-07
Category Social Science
Total Pages 360
ISBN 9781469631226
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In tracing the rise of the modern idea of the American "new woman," Lynn Dumenil examines World War I's surprising impact on women and, in turn, women's impact on the war. Telling the stories of a diverse group of women, including African Americans, dissidents, pacifists, reformers, and industrial workers, Dumenil analyzes both the roadblocks and opportunities they faced. She richly explores the ways in which women helped the United States mobilize for the largest military endeavor in the nation's history. Dumenil shows how women activists staked their claim to loyal citizenship by framing their war work as homefront volunteers, overseas nurses, factory laborers, and support personnel as "the second line of defense." But in assessing the impact of these contributions on traditional gender roles, Dumenil finds that portrayals of these new modern women did not always match with real and enduring change. Extensively researched and drawing upon popular culture sources as well as archival material, The Second Line of Defense offers a comprehensive study of American women and war and frames them in the broader context of the social, cultural, and political history of the era.

Code Girls by Liza Mundy

Title Code Girls
Author Liza Mundy
Publisher Hachette Books
Release Date 2017-10-10
Category History
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9780316352550
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The award-winning New York Times bestseller about the American women who secretly served as codebreakers during World War II--a "prodigiously researched and engrossing" (New York Times) book that "shines a light on a hidden chapter of American history" (Denver Post). Recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of code-breaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them. A strict vow of secrecy nearly erased their efforts from history; now, through dazzling research and interviews with surviving code girls, bestselling author Liza Mundy brings to life this riveting and vital story of American courage, service, and scientific accomplishment.

Title America in a World at War
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1942
Category World War, 1939-1945
Total Pages 86
ISBN UOM:39015039474286
Language English, Spanish, and French
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We Are A College At War by Mary Weaks-Baxter

Title We Are a College at War
Author Mary Weaks-Baxter
Publisher SIU Press
Release Date 2010-08-23
Category History
Total Pages 237
ISBN 9780809385911
Language English, Spanish, and French
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We Are a College at War weaves together the individual World War II experiences of students and faculty at the all-female Rockford College (now Rockford University) in Rockford, Illinois, to draw a broader picture of the role American women and college students played during this defining period in U.S. history. It uses the Rockford community’s letters, speeches, newspaper stories, and personal recollections to demonstrate how American women during the Second World War claimed the right to be everywhere—in factories and other traditionally male workplaces, and even on the front lines—and links their efforts to the rise of feminism and the fight for women’s rights in the 1960s and 1970s.

American Women And World War Ii by Doris Weatherford

Title American Women And World War II
Author Doris Weatherford
Publisher Castle Books
Release Date 2009-02-11
Category History
Total Pages 338
ISBN 0785824901
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For the first time, here is a vigorous overview of the diverse roles adopted by women in one of the most crucial periods of 20th century history, as depicted by new reports, magazine articles and personal diaries of the time.

Her War by Kathryn S. Dobie

Title Her War
Author Kathryn S. Dobie
Publisher iUniverse
Release Date 2003
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9780595303731
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A nurse administers anesthetic with the aid of a flashlight as snipers try to pick off members of a U.S. surgical team in Algiers. One member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots tows targets for U.S. antiaircraft trainees, while another test flies repaired military aircraft in Texas. Another American woman in the Philippines smuggles food and medicine to prisoners who survived the Death March on Bataan. In Her War, American women tell the personal, largely unknown stories of their experiences serving their country in World War II. These are not reminiscences recalled through the 60-year haze of memory. These narratives carry the immediacy of the moment, recounted as they occurred or shortly after the war. The women's courage, endurance, and humor shine throughout these first hand dramas. Her War is a verbal quilt of American women's contributions in World War II.

Mobilizing Minerva by Kimberly Jensen

Title Mobilizing Minerva
Author Kimberly Jensen
Publisher University of Illinois Press
Release Date 2008
Category Social Science
Total Pages 244
ISBN 9780252074967
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The case for woman suffrage, economic equality, and citizenship in WWI

Bibliographies Of The World At War No I X by Library of Congress. Legislative Reference Service

Title Bibliographies of the World at War No I X
Author Library of Congress. Legislative Reference Service
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1942
Category World War, 1939-1945
Total Pages 86
ISBN OSU:32435069964385
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Civilians in a World at War 1914 1918
Author Tammy M. Proctor
Publisher NYU Press
Release Date 2010-08-30
Category History
Total Pages 377
ISBN 081476780X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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World War I heralded a new global era of warfare, consolidating and expanding changes that had been building throughout the previous century, while also instituting new notions of war. The 1914-18 conflict witnessed the first aerial bombing of civilian populations, the first widespread concentration camps for the internment of enemy alien civilians, and an unprecedented use of civilian labor and resources for the war effort. Humanitarian relief programs for civilians became a common feature of modern society, while food became as significant as weaponry in the fight to win. Tammy M. Proctor argues that it was World War I—the first modern, global war—that witnessed the invention of both the modern “civilian” and the “home front,” where a totalizing war strategy pitted industrial nations and their citizenries against each other. Civilians in a World at War, 1914-1918, explores the different ways civilians work and function in a war situation, and broadens our understanding of the civilian to encompass munitions workers, nurses, laundresses, refugees, aid workers, and children who lived and worked in occupied zones, on home and battle fronts, and in the spaces in between. Comprehensive and global in scope, spanning the Eastern, Western, Italian, East African, and Mediterranean fronts, Proctor examines in lucid and evocative detail the role of experts in the war, the use of forced labor, and the experiences of children in the combatant countries. As in many wars, civilians on both sides of WWI were affected, and vast displacements of the populations shaped the contemporary world in countless ways, redrawing boundaries and creating or reviving lines of ethnic conflict. Exploring primary source materials and secondary studies of combatant and neutral nations, while synthesizing French, German, Dutch, and English language sources, Proctor transcends the artificial boundaries of national histories and the exclusive focus on soldiers. Instead she tells the fascinating and long-buried story of the civilian in the Great War, allowing voices from the period to speak for themselves.

The Unwomanly Face Of War by Svetlana Alexievich

Title The Unwomanly Face of War
Author Svetlana Alexievich
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2017-07-25
Category History
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780399588730
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A long-awaited English translation of the groundbreaking oral history of women in World War II across Europe and Russia—from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • The Guardian • NPR • The Economist • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel • Kirkus Reviews For more than three decades, Svetlana Alexievich has been the memory and conscience of the twentieth century. When the Swedish Academy awarded her the Nobel Prize, it cited her invention of “a new kind of literary genre,” describing her work as “a history of emotions . . . a history of the soul.” In The Unwomanly Face of War, Alexievich chronicles the experiences of the Soviet women who fought on the front lines, on the home front, and in the occupied territories. These women—more than a million in total—were nurses and doctors, pilots, tank drivers, machine-gunners, and snipers. They battled alongside men, and yet, after the victory, their efforts and sacrifices were forgotten. Alexievich traveled thousands of miles and visited more than a hundred towns to record these women’s stories. Together, this symphony of voices reveals a different aspect of the war—the everyday details of life in combat left out of the official histories. Translated by the renowned Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, The Unwomanly Face of War is a powerful and poignant account of the central conflict of the twentieth century, a kaleidoscopic portrait of the human side of war. THE WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE “for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time.” “A landmark.”—Timothy Snyder, author of On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century “An astonishing book, harrowing and life-affirming . . . It deserves the widest possible readership.”—Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train “Alexievich has gained probably the world’s deepest, most eloquent understanding of the post-Soviet condition. . . . [She] has consistently chronicled that which has been intentionally forgotten.”—Masha Gessen, National Book Award–winning author of The Future Is History

Women S Identities At War by Susan R. Grayzel

Title Women s Identities at War
Author Susan R. Grayzel
Publisher UNC Press Books
Release Date 2014-03-19
Category Social Science
Total Pages 360
ISBN 9781469620817
Language English, Spanish, and French
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There are few moments in history when the division between the sexes seems as "natural" as during wartime: men go off to the "war front," while women stay behind on the "home front." But the very notion of the home front was an invention of the First World War, when, for the first time, "home" and "domestic" became adjectives that modified the military term "front." Such an innovation acknowledged the significant and presumably new contributions of civilians, especially women, to the war effort. Yet, as Susan Grayzel argues, throughout the war, traditional notions of masculinity and femininity survived, primarily through the maintenance of--and indeed reemphasis on--soldiering and mothering as the core of gender and national identities. Drawing on sources that range from popular fiction and war memorials to newspapers and legislative debates, Grayzel analyzes the effects of World War I on ideas about civic participation, national service, morality, sexuality, and identity in wartime Britain and France. Despite the appearance of enormous challenges to gender roles due to the upheavals of war, the forces of stability prevailed, she says, demonstrating the Western European gender system's remarkable resilience.

Code Girls by Liza Mundy

Title Code Girls
Author Liza Mundy
Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date 2018-10-02
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780316353748
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the tradition of Hidden Figures and The Girls of Atomic City, Code Girls is the amazing true story of the young American women who cracked German and Japanese military codes during World War II. More than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II, recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to the nation's capital to learn the top secret art of code breaking. Through their work, the "code girls" helped save countless lives and were vital in ending the war. But due to the top secret nature of their accomplishments, these women have never been able to talk about their story--until now. Through dazzling research and countless interviews with the surviving code girls, Liza Mundy brings their story to life with zeal, grace, and passion. Abridged and adapted for a middle grade audience, Code Girls brings this important story to young readers for the first time, showcasing this vital story of American courage, service, and scientific accomplishment.