Rosie the riveter: women working on the home front in World War II

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Crown Publishers, Feb 21, 1995 - Business & Economics - 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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Review: Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Homefront in World War II

User Review  - Classic Student - Goodreads

This is not a bad book if you are looking for background information on the war and other impacts the war had on the work force. I picked it up expecting something else which is most likely why I did not connect or like it very much at all. Read full review

Review: Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Homefront in World War II

User Review  - Eliza - Goodreads

I used this book as my main source for a project and it was invaluable. The information was great, it was well written, and the fact section at the back of the page was especially helpful. An overall great resource! Read full review


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Penny Coleman is an independent photographer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Dallas Morning News, and elsewhere.

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