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Days of discontent : American women and right-wing politics, 1933-1945

Author: June Melby Benowitz
Publisher: DeKalb : Northern Illinois University Press, ©2002.
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"Holding fast to traditional values in the face of unprecedented economic hardship, approximately one million American women joined right-wing organizations during the Great Depression and World War II. Days of Discontent sheds light on the appeal the far right held for these women, whose political self-awareness grew with the tumultuous times."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: June Melby Benowitz
ISBN: 087580294X 9780875802947
OCLC Number: 48092235
Description: 230 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Mobilizing --
2. Elizabeth Dilling, Right-Wing Evangelist --
3. Grace Wick, Disillusioned Democrat --
4. "This Sphere Is Woman's Home" --
5. "It's Up to the Women' --
6. Right-Wing Women Leaders --
7. Political Action during the War Years --
8. "I Enlisted in this Fight for Life"
Responsibility: June Melby Benowitz.

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This text explores the reasons that approximately one million American women joined right-wing organizations during the Great Depression and World War II. Radical right leaders, such as Elizabeth  Read more...

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