New Jersey Women in World War II
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Real-life Rosie the Riveters worked the lines in New Jersey's factories, such as those of General Motors' Eastern Aircraft Division, while women on the vulnerable coast enforced blackout orders. Others sold war bonds, planted victory gardens and conserved materials for the war effort. Thousands more served as nurses and in branches of the armed forces like the Women's Army Corps and the U.S. Navy's Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service. African American women fought a double war—one against the nation's enemies and another against discrimination. Historian Patricia Chappine explores the pivotal roles that New Jersey women played in World War II.
The History Press
: 9781626198210
: The History Press
: 06/08/2015
: New Jersey
: Military
: 48 Black And White
: 144
: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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Patricia Chappine is an adjunct professor at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and Atlantic Cape Community College. She earned a bachelor's degree in sociology and a master's degree in Holocaust and genocide studies from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and is currently a PhD student in the history and culture program at Drew University. She is a member of the New Jersey Historical Society, Atlantic County Historical Society and Hammonton Historical Society.
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