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

Autore: Mary Weaks-Baxter; Christine Bruun; Catherine Forslund
Editore: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2010.
Edizione/Formato:   eBook : Document : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Electronic books
History
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Print version:
Weaks-Baxter, Mary.
We are a college at war.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009049525
(OCoLC)473123729
Persona incaricata: Mary Ashby Cheek; Jane Addams; Mary Ashby Cheek; Jane Addams; Jane Addams; Mary Ashby Cheek
Tipo materiale: Document, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Internet Resource, Computer File
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Mary Weaks-Baxter; Christine Bruun; Catherine Forslund
ISBN: 9780809385911 0809385910
Numero OCLC: 730519999
Descrizione: 1 online resource (xvi, 237 pages) : illustrations
Contenuti: 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.
Responsabilità: 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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