Rosie The Riveter Essays
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World War II is remembered for its fostering of the Greatest Generation, the Rosie the Riveter movement and an overwhelming amount of American Nationalism. This pivotal event of the twentieth century marked a new culture and era. When great nations clashed on the battlefield, the resulting impacts are extensive with many events and cultures being often marginalized or completely forgotten amongst future generations. Swing music became the cultural link to World War II. The genre proved an outlet to both...
The ‘We Can Do It!’ poster was designed by artist J. Howard Miller for the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company. It was made in 1942 to encourage women to take wartime jobs in the defence industries and was a symbol of female patriotism. Once the war ended, many companies forced women out of the jobs to give them back to the men that returned from war. The target audience for this poster would be working aged women. The woman in...
Prior to World War II women were often restrained to domestics, laundresses, secretaries, and dishwashers, or did not work at all. There were very limited opportunities for them to excel in the professional sphere, for at the time, their work was not vital to the success of the United States. It was not until World War II erupted in 1939 that women would be considered for previously male-dominated professions, such as factory and industrial work. The rapidly expanding American economy...