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

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

Label
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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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
N$T
Dewey number
940.4/173082
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D639.T4
LC item number
C63 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The Hello Girls : America's first women soldiers, Elizabeth Cobbs
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-354) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 a mandate at home -- Together in the crisis of Meuse-Argonne -- Peace without their victory medals -- Soldiering forward in the twentieth century
Control code
ocn979560439
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (370 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674978591
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/ctt1n3tqxk
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36720677
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)979560439
  • jstor0674978595

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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