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Women and the Home Front During World War II: Secondary Sources: Books & Articles

Articles

Packing DDT insecticide for the Navy at J. R. Watkins, Winona.

"Life on the Home Front: Minneapolis in 1942," by Iric Nathanson.
In Hennepin History, vol. 61, no. 2 (spring 2002), pp. 4-19.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F 612 .H52 H42 v:61:2

"Life on the Home Front Through the Eyes of Myrtle Fortun," by Patricia Dooley.
In Roots, vol. 17, no. 2 (winter 1989), pp. 7-15.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F 602 .A28 v:17:2

"Minnesota Women Journalists During World War II," by Patricia Dooley.
In Roots, vol. 17, no. 2 (winter 1989), pp. 22-26.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F 602 .A28 v:17:2


"War, Women, and Lipstick," by Thomas C. Thompson.
In Roots, vol. 17, no. 2 (winter 1989), pp. 27-35.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F 602 .A28 v:17:2

"World War II Women's Civil Defense: Winona, Minnesota," by Gregory P. Kaiser.
College paper (St. Mary's College, Winona).
MNHS call number: D 810 .C69 K34 1986

"Help, Housing 'Almost Impossible to Find': A Single Mother During World War II," by Hilda Rachuy.
In Ramsey County History, vol. 26, no. 4 (winter 1991): pp.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F 612 .R22 .R3 v:26:4

"Women in the Mines" by Stephanie Hemphill. 
In Minnesota History, vol. 61 no. 3 (fall 2008): pp. 92-101.
MNHS call number: Digital Copy

Books

Minnesota Goes to War: The Home Front During World War II, by Dave Kenney.
St. Paul, Minn.: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2005.
MNHS call number: Reading Room D 769 .85 .M6 K46 2005, also available for purchase

The Home Front and Beyond: American Women in the 1940s, Susan M. Hartmann.
Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1982.
MNHS call number: HQ 1420 .H34 1982
 
Out of the Kitchen, Into the War, by Susan Brownell Anthony.
New York: S. Daye, [1943].
MNHS call number: HD 6095 .A68

A Social History of Women: Linda James Benitt, developed by Shiela C. Robertson, Kathleen Ann O'Brien.
[Minnesota: Women Historians of the Midwest], 1981.
MNHS call number: HQ 1438 .M6 S62 no. 3

'When is Daddy Coming Home?': An American Family During World War II, by Richard Carlton Haney.
Madison, Wis.: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2005.
MNHS call number: D 736 .H364 2005

Women Remember the War, 1941-1945, edited by Michael E. Stevens.
Madison, Wis.: Center for Documentary History, State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1993.
MNHS call number: D 810 .W7 W67 1993

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