Since You Went Away

Since You Went Away : World War II Letters from American Women on the Home Front

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This is an anthology of letters written by women to soldiers in Europe or the Pacific. Women of all ages, races and classes were wooed by mail. Some even had to settle for a postal honeymoon. Combining love letters, morale-boosters and newsletters, the book provides insight into how American women viewed World War II and contributed to the morale of the troops. While reflecting the emotions generated by separation or loss, the book also shows how American women developed a new sense of independence after years of munitions or farm work, repairing cars, balancing budgets and coping with shortages.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 306 pages
  • 162.56 x 241.3 x 30.48mm | 635.03g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 24 pp halftones
  • 0195067959
  • 9780195067958

About Judy Barrett Litoff

About the Editors: Judy Barrett Litoff and David C. Smith are the authors of Miss You: The World War II Letters of Barbara Wooddall Taylor and Charles E. Taylor and the editors of Dear Boys: World War II Letters From a Woman Back Home.show more

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"The letters offer a rich introduction of how American women experienced the war....The authors have done a magnificent in obtaining [these] letters."--Library Journalshow more

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