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What did many American Women hold jobs as?


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April 07, 2011 4:27AM

In the wartime they worked doing anything that had to be done. It could have been any job from sorting screws, riveting, making ammo, making bombs, sewing uniforms, making boots, ANYTHING.

They also worked as child care workers for the war plant workers. They continued in business and often had to take over for the men who went to war. The women whose husbands owned businesses or farms took them over and ran them with the help of other women or men who were not eligible for military service. They did clerical jobs, ran switchboards, did barbering and hair cutting, worked in stores or even for the government (to replace workers gone to the war).

Women were nurses who served in the military, Red Cross or back home in the hospitals.