From Coveralls to Zoot Suits: The Lives of Mexican American Women on the World War II Home Front (Hardcover)

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During World War II, unprecedented employment avenues opened up for women and minorities in U.S. defense industries at the same time that massive population shifts and the war challenged Americans to rethink notions of race. At this extraordinary histo...

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During World War II, unprecedented employment avenues opened up for women and minorities in U.S. defense industries at the same time that massive population shifts and the war challenged Americans to rethink notions of race. At this extraordinary historical moment, Mexican American women found new means to exercise control over their lives in the home, workplace, and nation. In From Coveralls to Zoot Suits, Elizabeth R. Escobedo explores how, as war workers and volunteers, dance hostesses and zoot suiters, respectable young ladies and rebellious daughters, these young women used wartime conditions to serve the United States in its time of need and to pursue their own desires.

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ISBN 9781469602059
Genre SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Hispanic American Studies
Format Hardcover
Pages 229
Publisher Date 2013-03-21 00:00:00.0
Publisher Univ of North Carolina Pr
Copyright Year 2013
Height 9.5 in
Wdth 6.5 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 1.12 lb
Language English
Subtitle The Lives of Mexican American Women on the World War II Home Front
Audience College/higher education
Authors Escobedo, Elizabeth R.

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