World War II (WWII) was examined to depict its importance on the transformation of American women’s gender roles during the mid-twentieth century. The findings were consistent that WWII had a large impact on women during this time. Women’s gender roles were altered; they were able to pursue various work opportunities, earn higher wages, alter their appearances, and establish a sense of self. World War II is arguably one of the leading causes for American women’s liberation on the home front.
Semester/Year of Award
Christopher J. Neumann
Mentor Professional Affiliation
English and Theatre
Restricted Access Thesis
Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Department Name when Degree Awarded
Housley, Whitney, "World War II: A Liberation for Women on the Home Front" (2017). Honors Theses. 496.