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Unformatted text preview: Sarah Benton American Family Seminar First Draft 3/22/10 The impact World War I I on the American home front was apparent throughout American society. Hundreds of thousands of men were shipped overseas, leaving their wives and children alone at home. While these men served their country, the women of America found themselves thrust into the roles of both mother and father, and oftentimes the sole caregiver of their families, both emotionally and financially. These women, driven by the need to provide for their children, were thrown into previously male-dominated roles, such as factory work and healthcare. On top of the burden of becoming a temporary (or permanent) single parent home, these women often had to learn new trades, find ways to feed and clothe their children, and often support extended family who were unable to provide for themselves. The 4 year period in which the United States was involved in World War I I changed an entire generation of families. Children found themselves being raised by a an entire generation of families....
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2010 for the course AMERSTUDIE 400 taught by Professor Fishbein during the Spring '10 term at Rutgers.
- Spring '10