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Title Bitter fruit : African American women in World War II / edited with an introduction by Maureen Honey.
Imprint Columbia [Mo.] : University of Missouri Press, [1999]

Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- United States.
African American women -- History -- 20th century.
Alt Name Honey, Maureen, 1945-
Description 1 online resource (xix, 401 pages) : illustrations
Note Chiefly material reprinted from The crisis, Opportunity, Negro digest, and Negro story.
Summary "Despite the participation of African American women in all aspects of home-front activity during World War II, advertisements, recruitment posters, and newsreels portrayed largely white women as army nurses, defense plant workers, concerned mothers, and steadfast wives. This sea of white faces left for posterity images such as Rosie the Riveter, obscuring the contributions that African American women made to the war effort." "Traditional anthologies of African American literature jump from the Harlem Renaissance to the 1960s with little or no reference to the decades between those periods. Bitter Fruit not only illuminates the literature of these decades but also presents an image of black women as community activists that undercuts gender stereotypes of the era."--Jacket.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-390) and indexes.
Contents War work -- Racism on the home front -- The double victory campaign -- Popular culture and the arts.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780826260796 (electronic bk.)
0826260799 (electronic bk.)
9780826212429 (alk. paper)
0826212425 (alk. paper)
9780826212658 (pbk.)
0826212654 (pbk.)
OCLC # 45727632
Additional Format Print version: Bitter fruit. Columbia [Mo.] : University of Missouri Press, ©1999 0826212425 (DLC) 99036106 (OCoLC)41592977