Fruits of Victory

The Woman's Land Army of America in the Great War
Author: Elaine F. Weiss
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1597972738
Category: History
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The women who kept the farms going while the soldiers were Over There

Fruits of Victory

The Woman's Land Army of America in the Great War
Author: Elaine F. Weiss
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1612343996
Category: History
Page: 352
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Imagine a more controversial Rosie the Riveter--a generation older and more outlandish for her time. She was the "farmerette" of the Woman's Land Army of America (WLA), doing a man's job on the home front during World War I. From 1917 to 1920 the WLA sent more than twenty thousand urban women into rural America to take over farm work after the men went off to war and food shortages threatened the nation. These women, from all social and economic strata, lived together in communal camps and did what was considered "men's work": plowing fields, driving tractors, planting, harvesting, and hauling lumber. The Land Army was a civilian enterprise organized and financed by women. It insisted on fair labor practices and pay equal to male laborers' wages for its workers and taught women not only agricultural skills but also leadership and management techniques. Despite their initial skepticism, farmers became the WLA's loudest champions, and the farmerette was celebrated as an icon of American women's patriotism and pluck. The WLA's short but spirited life foreshadowed some of the most significant social issues of the twentieth century: women's changing roles, the problem of class distinctions in a democracy, and the physiological and psychological differences between men and women. The dramatic story of the WLA is vividly retold here using long-buried archival material, allowing a fascinating chapter of America's World War I experience to be rediscovered.

Fruits of Victory

The Woman's Land Army of America in the Great War
Author: Elaine F Weiss
Publisher: Potomac Books
ISBN: 9781612347196
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The women who kept the farms going while the soldiers were Over There

The Fruits of Victory

A Sequel to "The Great Illusion,"
Author: Sir Norman Angell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Economic history
Page: 338
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The Fruits of Victory

Alternatives in Restoring the Union, 1865-1877
Author: Michael Les Benedict
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780819155573
Category: History
Page: 159
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'When you judge decisions, you have to judge them in light of what there was available to do, ' noted Secretary of State George C. Marshall to the Senate in 1951. In this spirit, this volume addresses and succeeds in outlining the mammoth task that Northern Americans faced after the Civil War in restoring the Union. Originally published in 1975 by the J.B. Lippincott Company

The Fruits of Victory; A Sequel to 'the Great Illusion'


Author: Norman Angell
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 9781378072899
Category: History
Page: 380
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

FRUITS OF VICTORY A SEQUEL TO


Author: Norman Sir Angell, 1874-1967
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9781362150633
Category: History
Page: 378
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The fruits of victory

a sequel to 'The great illusion'
Author: Sir Norman Angell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Economic history
Page: 338
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The Fruits of Victory

A Sequel to "The Great Illusion,"
Author: Sir Norman Angell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Economic history
Page: 338
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The Fruits of Victory

A Sequel to "The Great Illusion,"
Author: Sir Norman Angell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Economic history
Page: 338
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Again the Goose Step

The Lost Fruits of Victory
Author: Delbert Clark
Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
ISBN: 9781258172602
Category:
Page: 296
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Sowing the Seeds of Victory

American Gardening Programs of World War I
Author: Rose Hayden-Smith
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476615861
Category: Social Science
Page: 264
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“Rose Hayden-Smith has done us a great service in researching a history that has been hidden in plain sight, right beneath our feet. This book is a great place to start for anyone interested in the U.S. gardening movement, not just for historical interest but because it’s a subject, as her treatment of gender shows, that couldn’t be more relevant today.”—Raj Patel, author “With this landmark book, Rose Hayden-Smith has kept the American food movement from suffering a sort of amnesia that could cripple current and future initiatives if we persisted with our lack of familiarity with our precedents. Instead, this wonderfully written retrospective actually opens doors for gardeners, food activists and food security planners so that we might build upon the remarkable Victory Garden legacy she has so passionately described.”—Gary Paulk Nabhan, author Sometimes, to move forward, we must look back. Gardening activity during American involvement in World War I (1917-1919) is vital to understanding current work in agriculture and food systems. The origins of the American Victory Gardens of World War II lie in the Liberty Garden program during World War I. This book examines the National War Garden Commission, the United States School Garden Army, and the Woman's Land Army (which some women used to press for suffrage). The urgency of wartime mobilization enabled proponents to promote food production as a vital national security issue. The connection between the nation's food readiness and national security resonated within the U.S., struggling to unite urban and rural interests, grappling with the challenges presented by millions of immigrants, and considering the country's global role. The same message--that food production is vital to national security--can resonate today. These World War I programs resulted in a national gardening ethos that transformed the American food system.

Cultivating Victory

The Women's Land Army and the Victory Garden Movement
Author: Cecilia Gowdy-Wygant
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
ISBN: 0822944251
Category: History
Page: 230
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A compelling study of the sea change brought about in politics, society, and gender roles during World Wars I and II by campaigns to recruit Women's Land Armies in Great Britain and the United States to cultivate victory gardens. Cecilia Gowdy-Wygant compares and contrasts the outcomes of war in both nations as seen through women's ties to labor, agriculture, the home, and the environment. She sheds new light on the cultural legacies left by the Women's Land Armies and their major role in shaping national and personal identities.

The Fruits of the Spirit

Your Path to Victory
Author: Lloyd DeLong
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1604772506
Category: Religion
Page: 80
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DeLong brings out the Word of God in a simplistic yet strategic way, leading readers on a path to becoming righteous before God.

The Bitter Taste of Victory

Life, Love, and Art in the Ruins of the Reich
Author: Lara Feigel
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 163286553X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 464
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When Germany surrendered in May 1945 it was a nation reduced to rubble. Immediately, America, Britain, Soviet Russia, and France set about rebuilding in their zones of occupation. Most urgent were physical needs--food, water, and sanitation--but from the start the Allies were also anxious to indoctrinate the German people in the ideas of peace and civilization. Denazification and reeducation would be key to future peace, and the arts were crucial guides to alternative, less militaristic ways of life. In an extraordinary extension of diplomacy, over the next four years, many writers, artists, actors, and filmmakers were dispatched by Britain and America to help rebuild the country their governments had spent years bombing. Ernest Hemingway, Martha Gellhorn, Marlene Dietrich, George Orwell, Lee Miller, W. H. Auden, Stephen Spender, Billy Wilder, and others undertook the challenge of reconfiguring German society. In the end, many of them became disillusioned by the contrast between the destruction they were witnessing and the cool politics of reconstruction. While they may have had less effect on Germany than Germany had on them, the experiences of these celebrated figures, never before told, offer an entirely fresh view of post-war Europe. The Bitter Taste of Victory is a brilliant and important addition to the literature of World War II.

The Gettysburg Campaign

A Study in Command
Author: Edwin B. Coddington
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684845695
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 928
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The Battle of Gettyburg remains one of the most controversial military actions in America's history, and one of the most studied. Professor Coddington's is an analysis not only of the battle proper, but of the actions of both Union and Confederate armies for the six months prior to the battle and the factors affecting General Meade’s decision not to pursue the retreating Confederate forces. This book contends that Gettyburg was a crucial Union victory, primarily because of the effective leadership of Union forces—not, as has often been said, only because the North was the beneficiary of Lee's mistakes.

The Woman's Hour

The Great Fight to Win the Vote
Author: Elaine Weiss
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698407830
Category: History
Page: 416
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"Both a page-turning drama and an inspiration for every reader"--Hillary Rodham Clinton Soon to Be a Major Television Event The nail-biting climax of one of the greatest political battles in American history: the ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. "With a skill reminiscent of Robert Caro, [Weiss] turns the potentially dry stuff of legislative give-and-take into a drama of courage and cowardice."--The Wall Street Journal "Weiss is a clear and genial guide with an ear for telling language ... She also shows a superb sense of detail, and it's the deliciousness of her details that suggests certain individuals warrant entire novels of their own... Weiss's thoroughness is one of the book's great strengths. So vividly had she depicted events that by the climactic vote (spoiler alert: The amendment was ratified!), I got goose bumps."--Curtis Sittenfeld, The New York Times Book Review Nashville, August 1920. Thirty-five states have ratified the Nineteenth Amendment, twelve have rejected or refused to vote, and one last state is needed. It all comes down to Tennessee, the moment of truth for the suffragists, after a seven-decade crusade. The opposing forces include politicians with careers at stake, liquor companies, railroad magnates, and a lot of racists who don't want black women voting. And then there are the "Antis"--women who oppose their own enfranchisement, fearing suffrage will bring about the moral collapse of the nation. They all converge in a boiling hot summer for a vicious face-off replete with dirty tricks, betrayals and bribes, bigotry, Jack Daniel's, and the Bible. Following a handful of remarkable women who led their respective forces into battle, along with appearances by Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Eleanor Roosevelt, The Woman's Hour is an inspiring story of activists winning their own freedom in one of the last campaigns forged in the shadow of the Civil War, and the beginning of the great twentieth-century battles for civil rights.