ROSIE the RIVETER
Short video "The Rosie Story" by History.com plays at the top of the page after an ad
An article in Atlantic Magazine, "The Complex Legacy of Rosie the Riveter"
Link to the Rockwell Center's Essays on Illustration. Well worth reading. Check out THIS excerpt: "The need of the hour in 1943 was women who would be willing to take on roles that they had been conditiioned to believe they were incapable of performing, roles that were tradiionally considered masculine. The most effective way to do this was to create a new kind of aspiration. The posters directed at women by the Office of War Information worked toward creating a notion of masculinity for women, one that could co-exist with their femininity; a non-threatening hybrid that would enable women to remain feminised enough to remain conventionally attractive and masculine enough to be efficient.
A scholarly and interesting piece entitled "An Analysis of American Propaganda in World WarII and the Vietnam War
Ken Burn's PBS documentary "The War" has a companion website. Link to a page Communication / Propaganda
"Fast Facts About Women in Wartime History" from ushistoryscene.com
A very interesting study of Rockwell's painting, investigating every detail depicted
Link to the Four Vagabonds Sing Rosie the Riveter." The lyrics provide an interesting look into the WWII effort.