Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society Host John Cilio And His Latest Book Women's Work In WWII
The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society is pleased to host author John Cilio on Thursday, March 7 at 7 P.M. He will share vintage images and stories about how women working in WWII changed today's workplace.
West Hartford, CT (I-Newswire) February 19, 2013 - Join the author in a delightful, energetic discussion and some anecdotal stories while discussing a selection of vintage photographs that highlight a desperate time in America. A time when the country needed all of the war materials it was capable of producing. American male workers were being drafted by the millions leaving untested female workers to fill the void?
The author adeptly transports the reader back to the era when men went off to war and the majority of women remained behind to care for families and fill the enormous gaps left vacant by the soldiers. The amazing everyday working and service women of WWII changed America forever. The women started with a mission to help their country and their friends and relatives in the war. They ended up proving their competence in thousands of roles previously performed by men only.
Because of their efforts the workplace would never be the same. These women worked and after work they volunteered endless hours to help the overall war effort and service personnel, they ran bond drives, scrap drives, wrapped soldiers packages for Christmas, and so much more. Women trained diligently and became excellent machinists, carpenters, meteorologists, radio broadcasters, farm workers, nurses and munitions specialists. Women enlisted in every branch of service available. They served around the globe bravely and proudly. The text and photos document the chain of circumstances that propelled the nation to realize that women can be an overtly sustaining force within our society.
A reader must wonder what contemporary women's options would be if the nation had not experienced the conditions that opened so many new opportunities.
Books available in the gift shop.
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