Beyond the Image of Rosie

This looks like a fantastic book scheduled for a May 2012 publication:

Beyond Rosie the Riveter: Women of World War II in American Popular Graphic Art  by Donna B. Knaff from University of Kansas Press.

The iconic bicep-flexing poster image of “Rosie the Riveter” has long conveyed the impression that women were welcomed into the World War II work force and admired for helping “free a man to fight.” Donna Knaff, however, shows that “Rosie” only revealed part of the reality and that women depicted in other World War II visual art—both in the private sector and the military—reflected decidedly mixed feelings about the status of women within American society.

For details, visit the publisher’s website:


About Jennifer Simpson

Writer, marketing consultant, community builder and teacher. Director of DimeStories International, where authors share their 3-minute stories at open mic events and online. Publisher and editor of the I WRITE BECAUSE project. Find out more at
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