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Meet Joe Copper: Masculinity and Race on Montana's World War II Home Front

Matthew L. Basso

Abstract

“I realize that I am a soldier of production whose duties are as important in this war as those of the man behind the gun.” So began the pledge that many home front men took at the outset of World War II when they went to work in the factories, fields, and mines while their compatriots fought in the battlefields of Europe and on the bloody beaches of the Pacific. The male experience of working and living in wartime America is rarely examined, but the story of men such as these provides a crucial counter-narrative to the national story of Rosie the Riveter and GI Joe that dominates scholarly an ... More

Keywords: soldier of production, home front, World War II, America, Rosie the Riveter, GI Joe, Montana, union politics, copper workers, masculinity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780226038865
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226044224.001.0001

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Matthew L. Basso, author

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