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The Resource On the farm front : the Women's Land Army in World War II, Stephanie A. Carpenter

On the farm front : the Women's Land Army in World War II, Stephanie A. Carpenter

Label
On the farm front : the Women's Land Army in World War II
Title
On the farm front
Title remainder
the Women's Land Army in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Stephanie A. Carpenter
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Women's Land Army sent volunteers to farms, canneries, and dairies across the country, where they accounted for a great proportion of wartime agricultural workers. On The Farm Front tells for the first time the remarkable story of these women who worked to ensure both "Freedom From Want" at home and victory abroad."
  • "Formed in 1943 as part of the Emergency Farm Labor Program, the WLA placed its workers in areas where American farmers urgently needed assistance. Many farmers in even the most desperate areas, however, initially opposed women working their land. Rual administrators in the Midwest and the South yielded to necessity and employed several hundred thousand women as farm laborers by the end of the war, but those in the Great Plains and eastern Rocky Mountains remained hesitant, suffering serious agricultural and financial losses as a consequence."
  • "Carpenter reveals how the WLA revolutionized the national view of farming. By accepting all available women as agricultural workers, farmers abandoned traditional labor and stereotypical social practices. When the WLA officially disbanded in 1945, many of its women chose to remain in their agricultural jobs rather than return to a full-time home life or prewar employment."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carpenter, Stephanie A
Dewey number
940.53/082/0973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.W7
LC item number
C368 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Agriculture
  • Food supply
  • Women farmers
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Women's Land Army of America
Label
On the farm front : the Women's Land Army in World War II, Stephanie A. Carpenter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [191]-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I: Creating the women's land army -- Prewar precendents -- The federal government and the WLA -- "Now we're set"-outfitting the WLA -- "Pitch in and help"-calling women to farms -- -- Part II: The women's land army in action -- The east-Dorothy Thompson led the way -- The west-"ho! for a tall glass of lemonade!" -- The midwest-in the house or in the fields -- The south-when race and class get in the way -- The WLA and postwar women
Control code
50424210
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 214 pages
Isbn
9780875803043
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002032572
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
On the farm front : the Women's Land Army in World War II, Stephanie A. Carpenter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [191]-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I: Creating the women's land army -- Prewar precendents -- The federal government and the WLA -- "Now we're set"-outfitting the WLA -- "Pitch in and help"-calling women to farms -- -- Part II: The women's land army in action -- The east-Dorothy Thompson led the way -- The west-"ho! for a tall glass of lemonade!" -- The midwest-in the house or in the fields -- The south-when race and class get in the way -- The WLA and postwar women
Control code
50424210
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 214 pages
Isbn
9780875803043
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002032572
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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