Rosie the Riveter by Penny Colman
Women Working on the Home Front in World War II

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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.  
 

About Penny Colman

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Penny Colman is the author of many nonfiction books, including "Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts," She lives in Englewood, New Jersey.
 
Published February 21, 1995 by Crown Books for Young Readers. 120 pages
Genres: History, Children's Books, War, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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She delineates how the far-reaching power of such agencies as the War Production Board coupled with the intense ``propaganda'' efforts of the Office of War Information (``Women in the War: we can't win without them'') converged with the draft and economic pressures on families just emerging from ...

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