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On the farm front : the Women's Land Army in World War II

Author: Stephanie A Carpenter
Publisher: DeKalb : Northern Illinois University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Women's Land Army sent volunteers to farms, canneries, and dairies across the country, where they accounted for a great proportion of wartime agricultural workers. On The Farm Front tells for the first time the remarkable story of these women who worked to ensure both "Freedom From Want" at home and victory abroad."
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie A Carpenter
ISBN: 0875803148 9780875803142
OCLC Number: 50424210
Description: viii, 214 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part I: Creating the women's land army --
Prewar precendents --
The federal government and the WLA --
"Now we're set"-outfitting the WLA --
"Pitch in and help"-calling women to farms --
--
Part II: The women's land army in action --
The east-Dorothy Thompson led the way --
The west-"ho! for a tall glass of lemonade!" --
The midwest-in the house or in the fields --
The south-when race and class get in the way --
The WLA and postwar women.
Responsibility: Stephanie A. Carpenter.

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Rosie the Riveter became an icon for working women's contributions to World War II, but more than 3,000,000 women also laboured on America's agricultural front. Placing this work in the wider context  Read more...

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"An important contribution to agricultural, World War II, and women's labor history." - Joan M. Jensen, Professor Emerita, New Mexico State University

 
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