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Bitter fruit : African American women in World War II

Author: Maureen Honey
Publisher: Columbia [Mo.] : University of Missouri Press, [1999] ©1999
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Despite the participation of African American women in all aspects of home-front activity during World War II, advertisements, recruitment posters, and newsreels portrayed largely white women as army nurses, defense plant workers, concerned mothers, and steadfast wives. This sea of white faces left for posterity images such as Rosie the Riveter, obscuring the contributions that African American women made to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bitter fruit.
Columbia [Mo.] : University of Missouri Press, ©1999
(DLC) 99036106
(OCoLC)41592977
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maureen Honey
ISBN: 9780826260796 0826260799
OCLC Number: 45727632
Notes: Chiefly material reprinted from The crisis, Opportunity, Negro digest, and Negro story.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 401 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: War work --
Racism on the home front --
The double victory campaign --
Popular culture and the arts.
Responsibility: edited with an introduction by Maureen Honey.

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A picture of the roles of women during World War II. It collects photographs, essays, fiction and poetry by and about black women from the four leading African American periodicals of the war period:  Read more...

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