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Final Paper Prep: History of American Women in World War II
Marilyn Thorsted
HIS 204 American History Since 1865 (BUH1028C)
Instructor: Dana Logan
July 26, 2010

Topic The topic that I chose to write on is the History of American Women during World War II. What I would like to focus on is how these women lived and what impact they had on the American society at home or on the battlefront.
Thesis:
Women in World War II played an important role in defending our country at home and away. They were helpful when it came to filling the much needed jobs that were left behind by the men, and they provided much support on the battlefield as many of them recruited in the arm forces.
Sources:
Carter, R (2005). Blacks in America’s military: A legacy of war time heroism. New York Amsterdam News, 96 (24), 10-166 Retrieved July 26, 2007 from Academic Search Premier Database This source reports on contributions made by African Americans as they served in military and how valiantly throughout history. Many of these women sacrifice their way of live to protect the life and freedoms of the nation.
Eisenmann, L. (2002). Educating the Female Citizen in a Post-war World: competing ideologies for American women, 1945–1965. Educational Review, 54(2), 133-
141. doi:10.1080/00131910220133220. Retrieved July 20, 2010, from Academic
Search Premier Database
This source gives information about Women in the post-World War II that found themselves caught between patriotisms, economics, culture and psychological behavior. It also explains the social difficulties that women had as to higher education and the resurgent of the women’s movement of the late 1960’s Fessler, D. (2007). Our Mothers' War: American Women at Home and at the Front during World War II. Journal of Cold War Studies, 9(4), 166-167. Retrieved July 20, 2010, from Academic Search Premier…...

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