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Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II Paperback – February 10, 1998

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From Publishers Weekly

This WWII history of the over 18 million women serving in the labor force includes first-hand accounts, propaganda posters and numerous period photographs. "The author explain[s] the events surrounding the war and the economic conditions that temporarily produced a female-dominated work force," said PW. Ages 10-up. (Feb.).-- the events surrounding the war and the economic conditions that temporarily produced a female-dominated work force," said PW. Ages 10-up. (Feb.)r
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Grade 6-9?Colman chronicles the drive to get women to enter wartime industries, providing insight into the federal government's propaganda campaign and incentives. She also supplies the facts and figures: many more women than one might suppose had full-time employment before the war, and many continued to work after it, sometimes in positions that were considerably less important and less lucrative. The author also discusses the sexual harassment and racial discrimination women experienced while doing their patriotic duty. The compromises they had to make in order to manage child care and to prove to men on the job that they were their equals are frequently ignored in other historical treatments of the Rosie-the-riveter phenomenon. From Colman's point of view, the experiences of stateside workers led the way to some of the more liberal reforms later in the century, especially for women and minorities. The abundant black-and-white photographs included are a real treat. An excellent addition.?Ruth K. MacDonald, Bay Path College, Longmeadow, MA
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 1060L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Yearling (February 10, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780517885673
  • ISBN-13: 978-0517885673
  • ASIN: 0517885670
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.4 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #105,547 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on June 14, 2000
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Colman combines masterful storytelling with criticalcutting-edge insight to create an imposing study of a crucial periodin U.S. history. Rosie the Riveter reveals the ways in which government and industry manipulated gender roles to serve their own interests both before and after the war. Colman's Rosie the Riveter is history at its best- engaging narrative, illuminating details, and fabulous photographs (including a picture of Marilyn Monroe as a war worker).
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Since a couple of my mother's sisters worked in factories during WWII, I thought she'd enjoy reading about those times and I was right. Though this was a used book, it was in fantastic shape and she enjoyed it immensely. She said it was well written and interesting.
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This book was given to our neice as a rememberance of her Grandmother who was a real life Rosie the Riveter during WWII. She worked at Wainwright Shipyard, Panama City, Florida building Liberty Ships during the war.
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Great photos - very informative and easy to read format that makes you want to read everything. Info under pictures and good text.
I checked it out from the library originally then bought it for my classroom. Even the boys read it.
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I used this book as part of several when I was doing a paper and presentation on Rosie the Riveter and Working Women and WWII. I found it helpful.
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A great introduction to the contributions of women to World War II, the reluctance of some employers to accept them and the government's propaganda efforts to "temporarily) break open social taboos against women working outside the home. Written at about a high-school level, the books is nonetheless informative and interesting. Lots of photos from the period, including many of handicapped, "older" and black women who did their part and more on radio, on farms, in news rooms and in factories.

The book is stocked by the bookstore at the Women in Military Service to America Memorial in Washington DC, a tacit approval of its value.
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By JoAnn Dennis on September 13, 2013
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A great book for young readers. A great story of our women's history during WWII.
Gives good insight on how women were ready to do whatever had to be done to make a difference.
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Excellent history book. Well worth reading: something our young people should know about their grandmothers and what they contributed to America during war time.
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