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Women at Home and in the Community




Women at Home and in the Community:

Housework and voluntary activities continued to occupy the majority of married women, but these women were not idle. American women had a long history of volunteer civic activism. Women’s organizations provided a nationwide network that mobilized millions of women to implement a wide range of local projects. Women tirelessly gave their time and money with little or no public recognition.

women at home and in the community

This section is divided into three parts:

1) Civil Defense

2) Rationing

3) Volunteers








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 Photo Credits (L to R): #1: American Red Cross

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