Good Girls, Good Food, Good Fun

Good Girls, Good Food, Good Fun

The Story of USO Hostesses During World War II

eBook - 2008
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Throughout World War II, when Saturday nights came around, servicemen and hostesses happily forgot the war for a little while as they danced together in USO clubs, which served as havens of stability in a time of social, moral, and geographic upheaval. Meghan Winchell demonstrates that in addition to boosting soldier morale, the USO acted as an architect of the gender roles and sexual codes that shaped the "greatest generation." Combining archival research with extensive firsthand accounts from among the hundreds of thousands of female USO volunteers, Winchell shows how the organizat.
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008
ISBN: 9781469606194
1469606194
9780807887264
0807887269
Characteristics: 1 online resource (255 pages) : illustrations

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