Slacks and Calluses: Our Summer in a Bomber Factory ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Clara Marie Allen

Slacks and Calluses: Our Summer in a Bomber Factory

Smithsonian Books
Publication date: January 2012
ISBN: 9781588343710
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

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In 1943 two spirited young teachers decided to do their part for the war effort by spending their summer vacation working the swing shift on a B-24 production line at a San Diego bomber plant. Entering a male-dominated realm of welding torches and bomb bays, they learned to use tools that they had never seen before, live with aluminum shavings in their hair, and get along with supervisors and coworkers from all walks of life.

They also learned that wearing their factory slacks on the street caused men to treat them in a way for which their "dignified schoolteacher-hood" hadn't prepared them. At times charming, hilarious, and incredibly perceptive, Slacks and Calluses brings into focus an overlooked part of the war effort, one that forever changed the way the women were viewed in America.


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