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Author Weaks-Baxter, Mary.
Title We are a college at war : women working for victory in World War II / Mary Weaks-Baxter, Christine Bruun, and Catherine Forslund.
Imprint Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [2010]

Author Weaks-Baxter, Mary.
Subject Cheek, Mary Ashby.
Addams, Jane, 1860-1935.
Rockford College -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- War work -- Schools.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- Illinois.
Women college students -- Illinois -- History -- 20th century.
Alt Name Bruun, Christine, 1943-
Forslund, Catherine, 1955-
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 237 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: The Jane Addams legacy -- War looms -- A crisis of opportunity -- Rescue stories -- Home-front activism -- Women wanted -- Romances of war -- Twentieth-century feminism and new roles for women.
Summary We Are a College at War weaves together the World War II experiences of students and faculty at Rockford College in Rockford, Illinois, to provide readers with a better understanding of the role American women and college students played during this defining period in U.S. history. Drawing on the Rockford community's letters, speeches, and campus newspaper archives, the authors demonstrate how women claimed the right to be everywhere-in factories and other traditionally male workplaces, and even on the front lines-and link their efforts to the rise of feminism and the fight fo.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780809385911 (electronic bk.)
0809385910 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 730519999
Additional Format Print version: Weaks-Baxter, Mary. We are a college at war. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2010 9780809329922 (DLC) 2009049525 (OCoLC)473123729