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Rosie the Riveter: Women in the Factories of World War II

Women's work in factories during the war was essential. They were recruited with images of strong women like Rosie the Riveter. And it wasn't just in America.
  1. Women at Work in Factories
  2. Women in World War II

Rosie the Riveter
Picture of Rosie the Riveter: this is the famous World War II war effort poster.

Rosie the Riveter Picture Gallery - Women Working During World War II
Photographs and posters depicting women at work in World War II-era factories.

Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter
A brief summary of the documentary, The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter, with discussion questions and information on ordering the videotape (page and ordering information may be out of date).

Rosie the Riveter Trust
Information on Rosie the Riveter and the National Historical Park in Richmond, California, honoring women who worked in war jobs during World War II.

Rosie the Riveter: Women in Transportation
The focus here is on women who became streetcar conductors, railroad workers, taxicab drivers and other manufacturing and operating jobs in industry, while the men wee away at war. Includes general statistics: "Between 1940 and 1945, the number of female workers rose by 50 percent...."

Rosie the Riveter World War II Home Front - Park
A statement by Denis P. Galvin, Deputy Director, National Park Service, on the establishment of this park in California, including background information on the war service of more than 100,000 men and women.

What Did You Do in the War, Grandma?
Students in the Honors English Program at South Kingstown High School, Providence, Rhode Island, developed this oral history site on the role of women in World War II.

Women at War: Redstones WWII Female "Production Soldiers"
A history of the Army's Alabama production plant, built to support World War II, and which employed many women. The article details the impact of the factory of life for women, and also discusses some issues of race in the employment of women in the factory.

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