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Representations and Realities of American Women in the War Effort

This slide show presentation examines the role of women in wartime, offering a selection of images that suggest the realities of women workers in the war effort as well as the ways American women were represented in propaganda images of the period. From depictions of Lady Liberty imploring Americans to conserve food during World War I to the real and imaginary"Rosie the Riveters" of World War II, representations of American women both served a symbolic function and highlighted the crucial contributions of working women to the war efforts of the twentieth century.


Creator | American Social History Project
Item Type | Worksheet
Cite This document | American Social History Project, “Representations and Realities of American Women in the War Effort,” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed May 25, 2019, https://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1033.

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