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From the Publisher"Exhaustively researched. . . . [An] incredibly compelling read."
— Left History
"Represents a useful addition to our historical assessment of women's resistance to an inflexible and unrealistic ideological prescription to stay home. . . . A solid reminder of the difficulties that women face in attempting to reconcile their commitment to the family with their economic need and social right to work."
— American Historical Review
By uncovering alternative discourses about motherhood and work and recovering the mobilization by women for child care after Rosie left riveting, Stoltzfus shows the early postwar years to be a far more contested period than generally remembered. (Eileen Boris, University of California, Riverside)