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

Describes how working conditions changed during World War II, when women held many different jobs.

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Main Author: Colman, Penny. (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York : Crown Publishers, ©1995.
Edition:1st ed.
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Main Author:Colman, Penny.
Summary:Describes how working conditions changed during World War II, when women held many different jobs.

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 Rivetershows young readers how women fought World War II from the home front.  

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General Notes:"Illustrated with photographs."
Physical Description:120 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Awards:American Library Association Notable Children's Book 1996
Orbis Pictus Honor, 1996
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 110-113) and index.
ISBN:051759790X
0517597918 (lib. bdg.)
0517885670 (pbk.)
0613058038
0780783433
9780517597903
9780517597910 (lib. bdg.)
9780517885673 (pbk.)
9780613058032
9780780783430
9781439564493