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Author Gourley, Catherine, 1950-

Title Rosie and Mrs. America : perceptions of women in the 1930s and 1940s / Catherine Gourley.

Imprint Minneapolis, Minn. : Twenty-First Century Books, c2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 1st Fl Juvenile Non-Fiction  J 305.40973 Gou    ---  Available
Description 144 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Series Images and issues of women in the twentieth century ; v. 3.
Indexed In: SLJ Nov 2007
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 134-140) and index.
Contents Prologue: Inauguration Day, March 4, 1933 -- Ain't we got fun? amusements and diversions in hard times -- Mrs. America goes to the movies -- Fashion's passions -- Bylines and headlines : women who write news, women who make news -- The many faces of Rosie -- Epilogue: Mrs. America goes home.
Summary Looks at the roles of American women in the 1930s and 1940s seen in the stereotypes of the strong, patriotic "Rosie the Riveter" and the frugal homemaker "Mrs. America" and illustrates how they were reflected in the magazines, catalogs, and films of the time.
Subject Women -- United States -- History.
Women -- Social conditions -- United States -- History.
Women -- Social life and customs -- History.
Popular culture -- United States -- History.
United States -- History -- 1933-1945.
United States -- History -- 1919-1933.
United States -- History -- 1945-1953.
ISBN 9780822568049 (lib. bdg.)
0822568047 (lib. bdg.)

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