Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Rosie the Riveter, the documentary

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Rosie the Riveter, the documentary

I enjoyed the documentary on Rosie the Riveter. I learned alot about how the women stepped in for the men in all sorts of positions around the country. As the men took off for war after the attack on Pearl Harbor the women had to go into the industries and factories and work in the mens' place. The lady from New York and Detroit had alot to say about their jobs during and after the war and when they started their families. The lady from Detroit was black and could only get jobs in post war in places like washing dishes and working in laundry. All the Rosie the Riveters during war time helped build machinery and mass produced weapons for war. They didn't get paid much money but they all did their duty and go to work to help the war effort. After the war with all the men coming home from overseas the women went from the factories and industries to being the house wives and new mothers. The baby boom happened right after the war. All the young soldiers coming home from war wanted to start families. And so they did with many Rosies' and other young girls.

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