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The Resource From coveralls to zoot suits : the lives of Mexican American women on the World War II home front, Elizabeth R. Escobedo

From coveralls to zoot suits : the lives of Mexican American women on the World War II home front, Elizabeth R. Escobedo

Label
From coveralls to zoot suits : the lives of Mexican American women on the World War II home front
Title
From coveralls to zoot suits
Title remainder
the lives of Mexican American women on the World War II home front
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth R. Escobedo
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"During World War II, unprecedented employment avenues opened up for women and minorities in U.S. defense industries at the same time that massive population shifts and the war challenged Americans to rethink notions of race. At this extraordinary historical moment, Mexican American women found new means to exercise control over their lives in the home, workplace, and nation. In From Coveralls to Zoot Suits, Elizabeth R. Escobedo explores how, as war workers and volunteers, dance hostesses and zoot suiters, respectable young ladies and rebellious daughters, these young women used wartime conditions to serve the United States in its time of need and to pursue their own desires. But even after the war, as Escobedo shows, Mexican American women had to continue challenging workplace inequities and confronting family and communal resistance to their broadening public presence. Highlighting seldom heard voices of the "Greatest Generation," Escobedo examines these contradictions within Mexican families and their communities, exploring the impact of youth culture, outside employment, and family relations on the lives of women whose home-front experiences and everyday life choices would fundamentally alter the history of a generation."--Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.8968/72073079494
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
F869.L89
LC item number
M5156 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
From coveralls to zoot suits : the lives of Mexican American women on the World War II home front, Elizabeth R. Escobedo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-213) and index
Contents
The Pachuca panic -- Americanos todos : Mexican women and the wartime state and media -- Reenvisioning Rosie : Mexican women and wartime defense work -- Respectable rebellions : Mexican women and the world of wartime leisure -- Rights and postwar life
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 229 p.
Isbn
9781469602059
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012028591
Other control number
9752009
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)802183166
  • ucoclc802183166
Label
From coveralls to zoot suits : the lives of Mexican American women on the World War II home front, Elizabeth R. Escobedo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-213) and index
Contents
The Pachuca panic -- Americanos todos : Mexican women and the wartime state and media -- Reenvisioning Rosie : Mexican women and wartime defense work -- Respectable rebellions : Mexican women and the world of wartime leisure -- Rights and postwar life
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 229 p.
Isbn
9781469602059
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012028591
Other control number
9752009
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)802183166
  • ucoclc802183166

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