MN Reads: "A Woman's War, Too: Women at Work During World War II" by Virginia Wright-Peterson

Apr 16, 2020

Folks have been thinkng a lot about the second World War these days, remembering how the country came together with a common goal during a frightening period in its history.

Then, women had to step into unfamiliar roles and do it all: work, earn money, care for homes and family -- but when the war was over, there seemed to be a concerted effort to get women out of those jobs and careers.

Now, perhaps more so even than then, women are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, as medical workers, in food service and working in grocery stores. But we hear so often, this is an opportunity for us to look at lessons of the past and reimagine a different future.

A Woman's War, Too: Women at Work During World War II  by Virginia Wright-Peterson is published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press.

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