November 6: Home Fronts -- American Women

 

Topics:
  Domestic Mobilization, Gender Issues

Lecturer:
  Cindy Aron
 
Readings:
 

Required:
Elaine Tyler May, "Rosie the Riveter Gets Married," in Louis A. Erenberg and Susan E. Hirsch, eds., The War in American Culture: Society and Consciousness during World War II (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996), pp. 128-43 (pdf).

Valerie Matsumoto, "Japanese-American Women During World War II," and Ruth Milkman, "Gender at Work: The Sexual Division of Labor During World War II," in Linda K. Kerber and Jane Sherron DeHart, eds., Women's America: Refocusing the Past, 4th ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995), pp. 440-56 (pdf).


Suggested:
Beth Bailey, The First Strange Place: The Alchemy of Race and Sex in World War II (New York: Free Press, 1992).

Judy Barrett Litoff and David C. Smith, eds., American Women in a World at War: Contemporary Accounts from World War II (Wilmington: Scholarly Resources, 1997).

Susan M. Hartmann, The Home Front and Beyond: American Women in the 1940s (Boston: Twayne, 1982).

John W. Jeffries, Wartime America: The World War II Home Front (Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 1996), pp. 93-106.

Reina Pennington, Soviet Airwomen in World War II Combat (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2001).

John Barber and Mark Harrison, The Soviet Home Front, 1941-1945:A Social And Economic History of the U.S.S.R. in World War II (London: Longman, 1991).

 
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