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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, 2018. ©2003
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rosie the Riveter is an icon for women's industrial contribution to World War II, but history has largely overlooked the three million women who served on America's agricultural front. The Women's  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie A Carpenter
ISBN: 0875807968 9780875807966
OCLC Number: 1031337529
Description: viii, 214 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Table of ContentsAcknowledgments Introduction"We Can Drive Tractors" Part ICreating the Women's Land Army 1. Prewar Precedents 2. The Federal Government and the WLA 3. "Now We're Set"Outfitting the WLA 4. "Pitch in and Help"Calling Women to the Farms Part IIThe Women's Land Army in Action 5. The EastDorothy Thompson Led the Way 6. The West"Ho! For a Tall Glass of Lemonade!" 7. The MidwestIn the House or in the Fields 8. The SouthWhen Race and Class Get in the Way 9. The WLA and Postwar Women Appendix Notes Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Stephanie A. Carpenter.

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"Her writing style is clear, her organization is superb, and her interpretations are sound."--The Annals of Iowa"Carpenter succeeds admirably."--Indiana Magazine of History"Carpenter has exhaustively Read more...

 
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