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

Fall 12-7-2017


Christopher J. Neumann

Mentor Professional Affiliation

English and Theatre

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Restricted Access Thesis

Document Type

Bachelor Thesis

Degree Name

Honors Scholars

Degree Level



Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Department Name when Degree Awarded

Occupational Therapy