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Rosie’s Mom is that rare combination that appeals to both academic and general audiences: well researched, well organized, and pleasure to read.”

Lori D. Kranz
Bloomsbury Review
May/June 2003


“The coverage of such diverse areas as American history, women’s studies, and labor history, the reasonable price, and the current lack of comparable titles make this an essential purchase for academic and larger public libraries.”

M. C. Duhig
Library Journal
October 15, 2002


“An informed and informative text, which is very nicely illustrated with historical photographs, make Rosie’s Mom a welcome and seminal contribution to 20th Century American History and Women’s Studies reference collections and reading lists”

James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
The Midwest Book Review


“Filled with carefully reproduced black and white photos, this important book chronicles an important aspect of women’s work in the 20th century.”

Feminist Academic Press
December 2002


“Carrie Brown’s illustrated narrative provides a close view of women industrial workers during the first great war of the twentieth century. Written more for a general audience than an academic one, it uses a large number of compelling pictures along with vivid descriptions of work processes, discussions of the hazards and rewards of nontraditional work for women, and some biographical vignettes to examine this significant chapter in American women’s labor history.”

Karen Anderson
American Historical Review
December 2003



A tool sharpener at the Newark shipyard. Women's Bureau photograph, courtesy of the National Archives at College Park (RG 86G-7A-15).