A Documentary History of Women in World War II
"This documentary collection is the companion volume to Beyond Rosie: Women in World War II, a traveling exhibition curated by the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University. Each chapter focuses on a different role that women played in the war effort, as factory workers, "government girls," military auxiliaries, homemakers, and spies. Primary-source documents--organized in an enumerative scheme--include oral history transcriptions, photographs, posters, lithographs, and other materials. Each document entry includes the title, source, and background history so readers know the origins of each item. The collection is unique in that it focuses on the roles of women in war, especially the diversity of their contributions. In addition to the documents and illustrations, the book includes a detailed introduction to the collection with endnotes, a time line, and an annotated bibliography. A section with classroom and research activities was included for educators. The editors indicate that their intent in assembling this collection was to interest high-school history students and readers of wartime history, as well as students in universities supporting research in women's studies, history, and social-science disciplines." --T. S. Hefner-Babb, Lamar University-Beaumont in Choice, Sept. 2015 Summing Up: Recommended. All academic audiences; general readers. "May well become a standard reference work on the subject of women in World War II.... a worthy addition to any library concentrating on that conflict or on women in war." --The Journal of America's Military Past, Spring/Summer 2016 "Beyond Rosie is an essential resource for historians of modern America and, in particular, women's history. In addition to noting some of the oft-overlooked contributions women made to the war, the collection is an accessible way for teachers to introduce upper-level high school and undergraduate students to the practice of working with primary source documents." --H-Net
The editors of this volume are faculty and staff members in the Department of Museums, Archives and Rare Books and/or the Department of History at Kennesaw State University, USA. Julia Brock is the director of interpretation for the Museum of History and Holocaust Education. Jennifer Dickey is the coordinator of public history and assistant professor of history. Richard Harker is the outreach and education manager at the Museum of History and Holocaust Education. Catherine Lewis is assistant vice president of Museums, Archives and Rare Books.