We Are a College at War: Women Working for Victory in World War II

We Are a College at War: Women Working for Victory in World War II

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We Are a College at War: Women Working for Victory in World War II by Mary Weaks-Baxter, Christine Bruun, Catherine Forslund


We Are a College at War weaves together the individual World War II experiences of students and faculty at the all-female Rockford College (now Rockford University) in Rockford, Illinois, to draw a broader picture of the role American women and college students played during this defining period in U.S. history. It uses the Rockford community’s letters, speeches, newspaper stories, and personal recollections to demonstrate how American women during the Second World War claimed the right to be everywhere—in factories and other traditionally male workplaces, and even on the front lines—and links their efforts to the rise of feminism and the fight for women’s rights in the 1960s and 1970s. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780809334629
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date: 11/16/2015
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Mary Weaks-Baxter, Hazel Koch Professor of English at Rockford College, is the author of Reclaiming the American Farmer: The Reinvention of a Regional Mythology in Twentieth-Century Southern Writing.

                                      

Christine Bruun is Professor Emerita of Psychology and former department chair at Rockford College.

Catherine Forslund, Professor of History at Rockford College,is the author of Anna Chennault: Informal Diplomacy and Asian Relations.

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