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Author Weatherford, Doris

Title American women during World War II : an encyclopedia / Doris Weatherford
Published New York : Routledge, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 537 pages) : illustrations
Contents Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Entries; Introduction; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z; Bibiliography; Index
Summary "American Women during World War II documents the lives and stories of women who contributed directly to the war effort via official and semi-official military organizations, as well as the millions of women who worked in civilian defense industries, ranging from aircraft maintenance to munitions manufacturing and much more. It also illuminates how the war changed the lives of women in more traditional home front roles. All women had to cope with rationing of basic household goods, and most women volunteered in war-related programs. Other entries discuss institutional change, as the war affected every aspect of life, including as schools, hospitals, and even religion."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject World War (1939-1945)
Women -- United States -- Biography -- Encyclopedias
Women -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Encyclopedias
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female -- Encyclopedias
World War, 1939-1945 -- War work -- United States -- Encyclopedias
World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- United States -- Encyclopedias
HISTORY -- Military -- World War II.
Military participation -- Female.
War work.
United States.
Genre/Form Encyclopedias.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203870662
Other Titles American women during World War 2
American women during World War Two