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In Uncle Sam's service : women workers with the American Expeditionary Force, 1917-1919

Author: Susan Zeiger
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"During World War I, the first U.S. war in which women were mobilized by the armed services on a mass scale, more than sixteen thousand female personnel served overseas with the American Expeditionary Force. Elite society women - the so-called heiress corps - have dominated the popular perception of women's service ever since. But Susan Zeiger reveals that the majority of these female nurses, clerical workers,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Zeiger
ISBN: 0812218752 9780812218756
OCLC Number: 53477199
Notes: Originally published: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1999.
Description: x, 211 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Mobilizing women for war --
Getting over there : a social analysis of women's enlistment --
Serving doughnuts to the doughboys : auxiliary workers in France --
"The stenographers will win the war" : Army office workers and telephone operators --
"Compassionate sympathizers and active combatants" : Army nurses in France --
Serving Uncle Sam : the meaning of women's wartime service.
Responsibility: Susan Zeiger.

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"Excellent. . . . Brilliant in accomplishment."-American Historical Review "Zeiger's exemplary book delivers more than its title promises."-Choice

 
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