The Resource The Hello Girls : America's first women soldiers, Elizabeth Cobbs

The Hello Girls : America's first women soldiers, Elizabeth Cobbs

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The Hello Girls : America's first women soldiers
Title
The Hello Girls
Title remainder
America's first women soldiers
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Cobbs
Title variation
America's first women soldiers
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Language
eng
Summary
"In World War I, telephones linked commanding generals with soldiers in muddy trenches. A woman in uniform connected almost every one of their calls, speeding the orders that won the war. Like other soldiers, the "Hello Girls" swore the Army oath and stayed for the duration. A few were graduates of elite colleges. Most were ordinary, enterprising young women motivated by patriotism and adventure, eager to test their mettle and save the world. The first contingent arrived in France just as the German Army trained "Big Bertha" on Paris, bombarding the frightened city as the new women of the U.S. Army struggled through unlit streets to find their billets. A handful followed General Pershing to the gates of Verdun and the battlefields of Meuse-Argonne. When the switchboard operators sailed home a year later, the Army dismissed them without veterans' benefits or victory medals. The women commenced a sixty-year fight that a handful of survivors carried to triumph in 1979. This book shows how technological developments encouraged an unusual band to volunteer for military service at the precise moment that feminists back home championed a federal suffrage amendment. The same desire to participate fully in the life of their country animated both groups, and both struggled after 1920 to reap the rewards of victory. Their experiences illuminate ways in which sex-role change was embraced and resisted throughout the twentieth century, and the ways that men and women struggled together for gender justice."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
MH/DLC
Dewey number
940.4/173082
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D639.T4
LC item number
C63 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
The Hello Girls : America's first women soldiers, Elizabeth Cobbs
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-354) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue -- America's last citizens -- Neutrality defeated, and the telephone in war and peace -- Looking for soldiers and finding women -- We're going over -- Pack your kit -- Wilson adopts suffrage, and the Signal Corps embarks -- Americans find their way, over there -- Better late than never on the Marne -- Wilson fights for democracy at home -- Together in the crisis of Meuse-Argonne -- Peace without their victory medals -- Soldiering forward in the twentieth century -- Epilogue
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ocn959649181
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Dimensions
22 cm.
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Extent
370 pages,14 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674971479
Lccn
2016038111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)959649181

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