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Double Victory

How African American Women Broke Race and Gender Barriers to Help Win World War II
Mullenbach, Cheryl (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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An account of the lesser-known contributions of African-American women during World War II reveals how they helped lay the foundations for the Civil Rights Movement by challenging racial and gender barriers at home and abroad.
Authors: Mullenbach, Cheryl
Title: Double victory
how African American women broke race and gender barriers to help win World War II
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 266 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Cheryl Mullenbach
Contents: War workers: "Negroes cannot be accepted"
Political activists: "I am not a party girl, I want to build a movement"
In the military: "will all the colored girls move over on this side"
Volunteers: "back the attack"
Entertainers: "we don't take your kind"
Summary: An account of the lesser-known contributions of African-American women during World War II reveals how they helped lay the foundations for the Civil Rights Movement by challenging racial and gender barriers at home and abroad.
ISBN: 1569768080
9781569768082
Branch Call Number: j 940.530820973 M9582d 2013
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: World War, 1939-1945 Women Juvenile literature African Americans Civil rights Juvenile literature African Americans Employment Juvenile literature African American women Civil rights History 20th century Juvenile literature United States Race relations History 20th century Juvenile literature African American women Employment History 20th century Juvenile literature African American women History 20th century Juvenile literature World War, 1939-1945 Women United States Juvenile literature World War, 1939-1945 African Americans Juvenile literature
Topical Term: World War, 1939-1945
African Americans
African Americans
African American women
African American women
African American women
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945
LCCN: 2012021343
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An account of the lesser-known contributions of African-American women during World War II reveals how they helped lay the foundations for the Civil Rights Movement by challenging racial and gender barriers at home and abroad.


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Traces how African-American women during World War II helped lay the foundations for the Civil Rights Movement.
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Jun 02, 2014
  • legolasgreenleaf rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An engaging title that shares compelling information and stands as a fit tribute to an important part of American history.

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