Rosie the Riveter: Women Working During World War II



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Anderson, Karen. Wartime Women: Sex Roles, Family Relations, and the Status of Women During World War II. Berkley Books, New York: 2001.

Campbell, D’Ann. Women at War with America: Private Lives in a Patriotic Era.Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA: 1984.

Dabakis, Melissa. “Gendered Labor: Norman Rockwell’s Rosie the Riveter and the Discourses of Wartime Womanhood.” in Gender and American History Since 1890. ed. Barbara Melosh. Routledge, London and New York: 1993. p. 182-204.

Gluck, Sherna Berger. Rosie the Riveter Revisited: Women, the War, and Social Change. Twayne Publishers, Boston, MA: 1987.

Gregory, Chester. Women in Defense Work during World War II: An Analysis of the Labor Problem and Women’s Rights. Exposition Press, New York: 1974.

Hartmann, Susan M. The Home Front and Beyond: American Women in the 1940s. Twayne Publishers, Boston, MA: 1982.

Honey, Maureen. Bitter Fruit: African American Women in World War II. University of Missouri Press, Columbia, MO: 1999.

 - - - - Creating Rosie the Riveter: Class, Gender, and Propaganda during World War II. University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst: 1984.

Rupp, Leila J. Mobilizing Women for War: German and American Propaganda, 1939-1945. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ: 1978.

Yellin, Emily. Our Mother’s War: American Women at Home and at the Front during World War II . Free Press, New York: 2004.