The Good War: An Oral History of World War Two - Rosie, Neighborhood Boys, and Reflections on Machismo Summary & Analysis

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Rosie, Neighborhood Boys, and Reflections on Machismo Summary and Analysis

In "Rosie," Peggy Terry notes she worked in a shell loading plant during the war. She was naive, and knew little of the war. The women had few rights but appreciated employment. She learned about the Nazis and concentration camps from the Polish workers and realized she was being lied to by the government. She knows the bomb was dropped to stop the war but believes it was wrong to drop it on working men and women. Sarah Killingsworth, a black woman, notes she worked in the production factory as well. She laments that the world was highly discriminatory at the time and prides herself in her achievements. She thanks the war for helping to end racism. Dellie Hahne admits she bought into the propaganda of the government when...

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