Women of America

Discusses the experiences and behavior of women in America during WWII and the Great Depression.

The purpose of this paper is to introduce, discuss, and analyze women of America during the Great Depression and World War II. Specifically, it discusses the extent to which women who differed by class, race, and ethnicity shared common experiences and responded to common issues.
“The women of America altered greatly during the Great Depression and World War II. Beginning with the Great Depression, the roles of women changed, and women began to work outside the home in greater numbers simply to keep the family intact. Many employed women lost their jobs, or moved down the employment ladder from a higher paying job such as a secretary to a lower paying job such as a waitress or domestic, because so many jobs disappeared during the Great Depression.”