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Rosie’s Mom: Forgotten Women of the First World War

Image of woman at latheOne hundred years ago, a full generation before Rosie the Riveter, women rolled up their sleeves and entered war industries where they had never been welcome before. They ran powerful machinery, learned new skills, and faced the sullen hostility of the men in the shops.

In this illustrated lecture, historian Carrie Brown reveals their courage and their hard work, and explores how these women helped shape the work that their more famous daughters would do in the next World War.

Special Arrangements: projector and screen.

Available in correctional facilities.

About the presenter

Image of Carrie Brown Carrie Brown - Carrie has been a museum curator and exhibit developer for more than 25 years, and is the author of books, magazine articles, and exhibition catalogues. See full biography.

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