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The Resource Rosie's mom : forgotten women workers of the First World War, Carrie Brown

Rosie's mom : forgotten women workers of the First World War, Carrie Brown

Label
Rosie's mom : forgotten women workers of the First World War
Title
Rosie's mom
Title remainder
forgotten women workers of the First World War
Statement of responsibility
Carrie Brown
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Although the World War II posters of Rosie the Riveter and Wendy the Welder remind us of the women who contributed to the nation's war effort in the 1940s, the women workers of World War I are nearly forgotten. In Rosie"s mom, Carrie Brown recovers these women of an earlier generation through lively words and images. She takes us back to the time when American women abandoned their jobs dipping chocolates, sewing corsets, or canning pork and beans, to contribute to the war effort. Trading their ankle-length skirts and crisp white shirtwaists for coarse bloomers or overalls, they went into the munition plants to face explosives, toxic chemicals, powerful metal-cutting machines, and the sullen hostility of the men in the shops. By the end of the war more than a million American women had become involved in war production. Not only had they proven that women could be trained in technical fields, but they also had forced hazardous industries to adopt new health and safety measures. And they had made a powerful argument for women's voting rights. In telling the story of these women, Rosie's mom explores their lives and their work, their leaders and their defenders, their accomplishments and their bitter disappointments. Combining a compelling narrative with copious illustrations, this book offers many insights concerning women and industry at a crucial moment in U.S. history
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Carrie
Dewey number
331.4/0973/09041
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6095
LC item number
.B737 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1914-1918)
  • Women
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Mujer
  • Guerra Mundial, 1914-1918
  • Women
  • Women
  • United States
  • Vrouwen
  • Arbeiders
  • Eerste Wereldoorlog
  • Arbeiterin
  • USA
Label
Rosie's mom : forgotten women workers of the First World War, Carrie Brown
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Forgotten women -- Bread or revolution -- From corsets to cartridges -- The great migration -- Mobilizing woman power -- On the shop floor -- Demobilized
Control code
ocm49805364
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
ix, 240 pages
Isbn
9781555535353
Lccn
2002007483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o49805364
  • (OCoLC)49805364
Label
Rosie's mom : forgotten women workers of the First World War, Carrie Brown
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Forgotten women -- Bread or revolution -- From corsets to cartridges -- The great migration -- Mobilizing woman power -- On the shop floor -- Demobilized
Control code
ocm49805364
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
ix, 240 pages
Isbn
9781555535353
Lccn
2002007483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o49805364
  • (OCoLC)49805364

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