Essential Roles of United States Women During World War II

  • Matthew Grant

Abstract

This essay looks at the roles of women in the United States during World War II. The argument is that women were essential to the United States’ victory during the war. This idea is not always shared by historians and was obviously not shared by men after World War II had ended. This essay looks at four roles that women in the United States played that I believe to be essential to the United States’ victory. The four roles that are discussed are women joining the wartime labor force, housewives doing household labor, battlefield nurses, and women who joined the military. The essay works to prove that these four roles were essential to the United States’ victory during the war. It also looks at how each group was either criticized or removed from their roles during or after the war. 

Published
2022-05-23
How to Cite
Grant, M. (2022). Essential Roles of United States Women During World War II. Perceptions, 7(1). https://doi.org/10.15367/pj.v7i1.560