Fruits of Victory: The Woman's Land Army of America in the Great War


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University of Nebraska Press
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.79 inches | 1.14 pounds

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About the Author

Elaine F. Weiss is a journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, the Boston Globe, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and on National Public Radio. She is a frequent correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor.


"Elaine Weiss has written an important book on an overlooked subject. . . . This engaging account makes not only good reading but also contributes to our understanding of both women's history and the home front during the war."--Jean Baker, Bennett-Harwood Professor of History, Goucher College --Jean Baker "Bennett-Harwood Professor of History, Goucher College "
"Bravo to Elaine Weiss! She has rescued a fascinating chapter of our history from undeserved obscurity and tells the story of the Woman's Land Army of World War I with undeniable verve."--Deborah Dash Moore, Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of History and director of the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies

--Deborah Dash Moore
"Weiss plows through a wide variety of primary sources and produces a bumper crop of determined women, stubborn men, telling anecdotes, and rich details, all part of a surprising and surprisingly moving story of mobilization and organization, patriotism and sexism."--Kathryn Allamong Jacob, curator of manuscripts at the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University

--Kathryn Allamong Jacob "History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University "
"A wealth of material that scholars and teachers of U.S. women's history, American agricultural history, and the American experience in World War I will want to have at their fingertips."--American Historical Review
-- (10/01/2009)
"Weiss effectively chronicles the birth of the WLA movement and the dedicated women behind it. Recommended for both scholarly readers and interested history buffs."--Library Journal -- (04/01/2009)
"Excellent. . . . A unique look at how World War I changed society."--Booklist -- (03/01/2009)