American Women during World War II: An Encyclopedia by Doris Weatherford

By Doris Weatherford

American ladies in the course of international struggle II documents the lives and tales of ladies who contributed on to the conflict attempt through authentic and semi-official army companies, in addition to the thousands of ladies who labored in civilian protection industries, starting from plane upkeep to munitions production and masses extra. It additionally illuminates how the battle replaced the lives of ladies in additional conventional domestic entrance roles. All ladies needed to do something about rationing of easy loved ones items, and most girls volunteered in war-related courses. different entries talk about institutional swap, because the conflict affected each element of existence, together with as faculties, hospitals, or even religion.

American ladies in the course of international battle II provides a convenient one-volume choice of info and photographs compatible for any public or specialist library.

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The ANA did not begin admitting black nurses to membership until 1948, three AMERICAN WOMEN’S VOLUNTARY SERVICES years after the war was over, and even then, several of its state affiliates still barred them. Today, however, the Washington, DC headquarters of the ANA represents almost three million registered nurses through more than fifty constituent organizations. Its publication, the American Journal of Nursing, remains extremely influential. See also: African-American women; Army Nurse Corps; Austin-Wadsworth Bill; Bolton Bill; Cadet Nurse Corps; draft; European Theater of Operations; flight nurses; hospitals; Navy Nurse Corps; Nurses Selective Service Bill References and further reading “ANA Testimony on Proposed Draft Legislation,” American Journal of Nursing, March, l945.

Highlights in the History of the Army Nurse Corps. S. Army Center of Military History, 1996. Fleeson, Doris. “Within the Sound of the Guns,” Woman’s Home Companion, January, 1944. Flikke, Julia O. Nurses in Action. New York: Lippincott, l943. Granberg, W. J. “Where Blows the Williwaw: Alaska’s Nurses,” American Journal of Nursing, September, 1942. Gurney, Cynthia, ed. 33 Years of Army Nursing: An Interview with Brigadier General Lillian Dunlap. S. Army Nurse Corps, 2001. Hatchitt, Eunice C. “Bataan Nurse,” Collier’s, August l, 1942.

Wharton, Don. ” Reader’s Digest (condensed from Aviation), June 1942. ” Nation’s Business, June 1942. ” Aviation, December 1942. ” Education for Victory, June 1, 1943. ” Business Week, July 4, 1942. AIR WACS Although “Air WAC” was a commonly used term in this era, it was more nearly an invention of the public than an official military usage. It referred to members of the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) who worked with the Army Air Force (AAF). S. S. Navy had airrelated branches, and both had women assigned to them.

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