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Sisters of the soil : West Virginia land girls on the World War II farm front

Author: Patricia H Wilkins
Publisher: Parsons, WV : Printed by McClain Printing Company, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia H Wilkins
ISBN: 9780870128790 0870128795
OCLC Number: 1028051815
Description: xii, 188 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : sisters of the soil --
War gardens : "food will win the war" --
Victory gardens : "backyard war" --
Eleanor Roosevelt : "woman land army" --
"City-bred farmerettes" join the land army --
"Strictly city" pioneers harvest war crops --
West Virginia girls "pitch in and help" --
Advance guard : Cabell County coeds --
The camp cook and her land girls --
Love, G.I. Jean : letters from camp --
Hazel Cole and the Grafton girls --
Peach thinners and cherry pickers --
100 acres of dill : Morgantown gang --
Camp Elyria : End O'Way farm --
Camp Markley : victory farm volunteers --
Camp Huron : Gillmore Manor --
Gillmore Manor : big sisters --
Camp Mil-Bur : bean brigade --
Tobacco strippers and snap-bean pickers --
Farmerettes flock home --
In memory of sisters.
Responsibility: Patricia H. Wilkins.

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Fascinating tales of women's service on farms during WWII

by BexYo (WorldCat user published 2018-06-19) Excellent Permalink

Sisters of the Soil is an enchanting book about the remarkable yet rarely celebrated service of women during WWII, unfolding not on the battlefield but on the farms of Ohio and Maryland. The book is based on extremely thorough research, enhanced by delightful quotations from original letters and wonderful...
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