Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II

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Perfection Learning Corporation, 1998 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 120 pages
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Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. When America's men went off to
war in 1942, millions of women were recruited, through posters and other
propaganda, to work at non-traditional jobs. In defense plants, factories,
offices, and everywhere else workers were needed, they were--for the first
time--well paid and financially independent. But eventually the war ended, and
the government and industries that had once persuaded them to work for the war
effort now instructed them to return home and take care of their husbands and
children. Based on interviews and original research by noted historian Penny
Colman, "Rosie the Riveter" shows young readers how women fought World War
II from the home front.

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User Review  - CarolyneBegin - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this book. Although I did not learn anything new, it would be very educational for young adults who may be familiar with the topic already. This book is the history of women in the ... Read full review

ROSIE THE RIVETER: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II

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With this year's flurry of interest in WW II brought on by a succession of 50th Anniversary celebrations, many will be looking for serious social histories to round out the study of this period. This ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Penny Colman is the author of many nonfiction books, including "Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts," She lives in Englewood, New Jersey.

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