We area College at War: American Women in WW II

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We area College at War: American Women in WW II lecturer Catherine Forsland.

This lecture explores the variety of activities of women in the war-time United

States drawn largely from sources based in the womens college experience,

especially the women enrolled in Rockford College. Before and during the war,

college women-like so many others-were concerned about conscription, the nation

entering the war, and helping to bring about victory through activism, factory

work, and military service. They followed the war and often the fates of

friends and loved ones through news reels and correspondence across thousands

of miles. Looking at experiences both on the home front and abroad, a picture

emerges that illustrates womens vital commitment and contribution made in

civilian and military life as well as their difficulties faced during the war.