The Resource Clipped wings : the rise and fall of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) of World War II, Molly Merryman

Clipped wings : the rise and fall of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) of World War II, Molly Merryman

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Clipped wings : the rise and fall of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) of World War II
Title
Clipped wings
Title remainder
the rise and fall of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) of World War II
Statement of responsibility
Molly Merryman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Clipped Wings, Molly Merryman draws upon military documents, many of which were declassified only in the 1980s, congressional records, and numerous interviews with former WASPs to trace the history of the hundreds of pilots who served their country as the first women to fly military planes. Importantly, Merryman examines the social pressures that culminated in their disbandment in 1944, even though a wartime need for their services still existed, and documents their struggles and eventual success - in 1977 - to gain military status and receive veterans' benefits."--BOOK JACKET. "Clipped Wings recovers the history of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II while shedding light on larger questions of women's participation in the military and the ways in which social upheavals such as war affect the social construction of gender."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Merryman, Molly
Dewey number
940.54/4973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.W7
LC item number
M44 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women Airforce Service Pilots (U.S.)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Women air pilots
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
Clipped wings : the rise and fall of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) of World War II, Molly Merryman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-226) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • No Allies for the WASPs: Congress Responds to Male Public Interest Groups
  • 6.
  • They'll Be Home for Christmas: The WASP Program Disbands
  • 7.
  • On a Different Battlefield: The WASP Fight for Militarization after the War
  • 8.
  • Recognizing the Gendered Warrior: History and Theory Intersect with the Fate of the WASPs
  • 9.
  • Coda
  • 1.
  • Introduction
  • 2.
  • The Development of the Women Airforce Service Pilots: From Guarded Experiment to Valuable Support Role
  • 3.
  • Becoming Soldiers: Tracing WASP Expansion and Plans for Militarization
  • 4.
  • From Praise to Rancor: Media Opinion Changes as Men Return from Battle
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 239 p.
Isbn
9780814755679
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97021217
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM37418189
  • CARL037418189
Label
Clipped wings : the rise and fall of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) of World War II, Molly Merryman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-226) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • No Allies for the WASPs: Congress Responds to Male Public Interest Groups
  • 6.
  • They'll Be Home for Christmas: The WASP Program Disbands
  • 7.
  • On a Different Battlefield: The WASP Fight for Militarization after the War
  • 8.
  • Recognizing the Gendered Warrior: History and Theory Intersect with the Fate of the WASPs
  • 9.
  • Coda
  • 1.
  • Introduction
  • 2.
  • The Development of the Women Airforce Service Pilots: From Guarded Experiment to Valuable Support Role
  • 3.
  • Becoming Soldiers: Tracing WASP Expansion and Plans for Militarization
  • 4.
  • From Praise to Rancor: Media Opinion Changes as Men Return from Battle
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 239 p.
Isbn
9780814755679
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97021217
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM37418189
  • CARL037418189

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