Women After WWII
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The paper explores the effects of World War II on women's roles and explains how the need for women to join the workforce, the mass migration from the East and Midwest to the West Coast and the move of African-American women to the North all accounted for women's continued role in the workforce. The paper discusses the period of the 1950s that idealized the nuclear family but then describes the subsequent rise of the women's liberation movement in the 1960s and the changes this brought about, such as freedom in birth control and abortion. The paper briefly looks at the 1980s and 1990s and concludes that women's roles in the United States have changed more in the past sixty years than ever before.
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