Fruits of Victory: The Woman's Land Army of America in the Great War

Fruits of Victory: The Woman's Land Army of America in the Great War

by Elaine F. Weiss


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ISBN-13: 9781597972734
Publisher: Potomac Books
Publication date: 12/01/2008
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Elaine Weiss is a journalist and narrative non-fiction author. Her magazine feature writing has been recognized with prizes from the Society of Professional Journalists, and her by-line has appeared in The Atlantic, Harper’s, New York Times, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, as well as reports and documentaries for National Public Radio and Voice of America. She has been a frequent correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor.

Table of Contents

Prelude: Liberty Day
Part One: The Girl With a Hoe Behind the Man With a Gun
1. The Right to Serve: A British Land Army
2. Female Preparedness
3. An Agricultural Army
4. Suffrage Agriculture
5. Soil Sisters
6. A Feminine Invasion of the Land: The Bedford Camp
7. Farmerettes and Hoover Helpers: Fall 1917
8. Women on the Land
9. A Hysterical Appeal
10. A Fine Propaganda: The Fair Farmerette and Her Publicity Machine
11. Enlist Now!
Part Two: The Patriot Farmette
12. In Bifurcated Garb of Toil: California
13. Hortense Powdermaker in Maryland
14. Cultivating the Soothing Weed: Connecticut
15. Libertyville: Illinois
16. Girls Who Thought Potatoes Grew on Trees: New England
17. The Farmerette in Wanamaker’s Window: Selling the Land Army in New Jersey
18. Georgia Cotton
19. Harsh Terrain
20. Miss Diehl and the Wellesley Experiment Station
21. Tiller, Planter, Gleaner: New York
22. Marriage of Convenience
23. A Hungry World
24. Carry On
25. Farmerette Redux: 1919 and Beyond

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