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Double Victory: How African American Women Broke Race and Gender Barriers to Help Win World War II

Double Victory tells the stories of African American women who did extraordinary things to help their country during World War II. In these pages young readers meet a range of remarkable women: war workers, political activists, military women, volunteers, and entertainers.

Double Victory recovers the stories of these courageous women, such as Hazel Dixon Payne, the only woman to serve on the remote Alaska-Canadian Highway; Deverne Calloway, a Red Cross worker who led a protest at an army base in India; and Betty Murphy Phillips, the only black female overseas war correspondent. Offering a new and diverse perspective on the war and including source notes and a bibliography, Double Victory is an invaluable addition to any student's or history buff's bookshelf.

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"This is an excellent title for expanding students’ view of the Civil Rights Movement.” -- School Library Journal

"One of the many strengths of the book is the range of areas affected, including journalism, manufacturing, troop support, military nursing and many others. Ultimately, their unstinting efforts during World War II helped pave the way for the civil rights movement and major societal change." -- Kirkus

Product Details

Recommended Age 12 and up
Author Cheryl Mullenbach
ISBN 1569768080
Publication Date Jan 1, 2013
Publisher Chicago Review Press
Series Name Women of Action
Language English