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Double Victory: How African American Women Broke Race and Gender Barriers to Help Win World War II
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Chicago Review Pr
Publication date February 1, 2017
Pages 272
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Juvenile Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781613735237
ISBN-10 1613735235
Dimensions 0 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Original list price $12.99
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2014 Amelia Bloomer Top Ten List

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. Some, such as Mary McLeod Bethune and Lena Horne, were celebrated in their lifetimes and are well known today. But many others fought discrimination at home and abroad in order to contribute to the war effort yet were overlooked during those years and forgotten by later generations. 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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Reprint edition from Chicago Review Pr (February 1, 2017)
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About: 2014 Amelia Bloomer Top Ten ListDouble Victory tells the stories of African American women who did extraordinary things to help their country during World War II.

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