"Bright Web in the Darkness"
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This paper briefly analyzes Saxton's novel which deals with America's history of racial tensions and, specifically, the struggle involved in unionization. The basic plot of the story is explained - set in World War Two, it deals with the lives of two women factory workers, one black and one white. Their characters are compared as well as their life circumstances.
From the Paper:"The novel takes place during World War II, when men were off fighting wars and women, much like the fictional propaganda poster, Rosie the Riveter, were in factories, helping to contribute to the war effort and earning a living in a way that many of their mothers could not have conceived of. The setting of the novel is in the San Francisco Bay area during World War II, and is based on a real-life incident in the area. The central characters are two young women, one black, one white. Both of their lives have been shaken and transformed by the United States' government's demand that women enter the workforce as blue-collar, highly skilled mechanical and technical workers. The two are both in the same welding class and become friends as they work to qualify for the best paid jobs. "
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