Rosie the Riveter

Rosie the Riveter

Foner does address the issue of women on the homefront, but it speaks more of the suffrage issue rather than the work force. Now it wasn’t just single women that  were working. What basically happened was that all the men were replaced by their wives, and married women began to outnumber the single women. Foner does cover, very well, how the women were stuggling for equality and suffrage rights because they had to support a war they couldn’t vote for.

1. Why is it okay for women to have male positions only when the males are gone? Are they suddenly good enough?

2. If the women had been rebellious and decided they were going to stay in the place they were given, what would have happened to the US?

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