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Double Victory

How African American Women Broke Race and Gender Barriers to Help Win World War II

Women of Action

by Cheryl Mullenbach

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"Allow all black nurses to enlist, and the draft won't be necessary. . . . If nurses are needed so desperately, why isn't the Army using colored nurses?"

"My arm gets a little sore slinging a shovel or a pick, but then I forget about it when I think about all those boys over in the Solomons."

Double Victory tells the stories of African American women who did extraordinary things to help their country during World War II. In these pages young readers meet a range of remarkable women: war workers, political activists, military women, volunteers, and entertainers. Some, such as Mary McLeod Bethune and Lena Horne, were celebrated in their lifetimes and are well known today. But many others fought discrimination at home and abroad in order to contribute to the war effort yet were overlooked during those years and forgotten by later generations. Double Victory recovers the stories of these courageous women, such as Hazel Dixon Payne, the only woman to serve on the remote Alaska-Canadian Highway; Deverne Calloway, a Red Cross worker who led a protest at an army base in India; and Betty Murphy Phillips, the only black female overseas war correspondent. Offering a new and diverse perspective on the war and including source notes and a bibliography, Double Victory is an invaluable addition to any student's or history buff's bookshelf.

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Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Kindle Book

  • Release date: January 1, 2013

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  • ISBN: 9781613745359
  • Release date: January 1, 2013

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  • ISBN: 9781613745359
  • File size: 2452 KB
  • Release date: January 1, 2013

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  • ISBN: 9781613745335
  • File size: 3305 KB
  • Release date: January 1, 2013

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Lexile Score: 1130

"Allow all black nurses to enlist, and the draft won't be necessary. . . . If nurses are needed so desperately, why isn't the Army using colored nurses?"

"My arm gets a little sore slinging a shovel or a pick, but then I forget about it when I think about all those boys over in the Solomons."

Double Victory tells the stories of African American women who did extraordinary things to help their country during World War II. In these pages young readers meet a range of remarkable women: war workers, political activists, military women, volunteers, and entertainers. Some, such as Mary McLeod Bethune and Lena Horne, were celebrated in their lifetimes and are well known today. But many others fought discrimination at home and abroad in order to contribute to the war effort yet were overlooked during those years and forgotten by later generations. Double Victory recovers the stories of these courageous women, such as Hazel Dixon Payne, the only woman to serve on the remote Alaska-Canadian Highway; Deverne Calloway, a Red Cross worker who led a protest at an army base in India; and Betty Murphy Phillips, the only black female overseas war correspondent. Offering a new and diverse perspective on the war and including source notes and a bibliography, Double Victory is an invaluable addition to any student's or history buff's bookshelf.

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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Chicago Review Press

    Kindle Book
    Release date: January 1, 2013

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781613745359
    Release date: January 1, 2013

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781613745359
    File size: 2452 KB
    Release date: January 1, 2013

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9781613745335
    File size: 3305 KB
    Release date: January 1, 2013

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB eBook
    PDF eBook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    Lexile Score: 1130