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We are a college at war : women working for victory in World War II

Author: Mary Weaks-Baxter; Christine Bruun; Catherine Forslund
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2010.
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We Are a College at War weaves together the World War II experiences of students and faculty at Rockford College in Rockford, Illinois, to provide readers with a better understanding of the role American women and college students played during this defining period in U.S. history. Drawing on the Rockford community's letters, speeches, and campus newspaper archives, the authors demonstrate how women claimed the  Read more...
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History
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Weaks-Baxter, Mary.
We are a college at war.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009049525
(OCoLC)473123729
Named Person: Mary Ashby Cheek; Jane Addams; Mary Ashby Cheek; Jane Addams; Jane Addams; Mary Ashby Cheek
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Weaks-Baxter; Christine Bruun; Catherine Forslund
ISBN: 9780809385911 0809385910
OCLC Number: 730519999
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 237 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: The Jane Addams legacy --
War looms --
A crisis of opportunity --
Rescue stories --
Home-front activism --
Women wanted --
Romances of war --
Twentieth-century feminism and new roles for women.
Responsibility: Mary Weaks-Baxter, Christine Bruun, and Catherine Forslund.

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We Are a College at War weaves together the World War II experiences of students and faculty at Rockford College in Rockford, Illinois, to provide readers with a better understanding of the role American women and college students played during this defining period in U.S. history. Drawing on the Rockford community's letters, speeches, and campus newspaper archives, the authors demonstrate how women claimed the right to be everywhere-in factories and other traditionally male workplaces, and even on the front lines-and link their efforts to the rise of feminism and the fight fo.

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