The Good War: An Analysis

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During “The Good War”, many diverse groups were affected during this time. Groups such as Mexican Americans and immigrants were trying to make a way in the U.S., but had obstacles thrown at them, such as having to face racism and having their freedom constantly challenged. Immigrants, such as Japanese Americans and Koreans, also played a big role in how contraction was shown during “The Good War” due to laws and regulations set on them. The women played a significant role in the expansion of freedoms during the war. In “The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter”, their expansions of freedoms are shown throughout and include the ways in which they contributed in a positive way for the U.S. In Takaki’s book, “Double Victory”, he explains how men…show more content…
Women of all color, during World War II, were able to have tons of freedom expansion and were able to create a new place in society for themselves. When the males of the families had to leave overseas to fight in the military, women were expected to take over the male jobs in factories and perform work other than household duties. These duties in the factories consisted of making munitions and war supplies. Women not only did jobs meant for men in factories, they also performed jobs outside of the factories. According to Sarah Killngsworth, “The war started and jobs kinda opened up for women that men had. I took a job at a shoe-repair store on Wilshire Boulevard. Cleanin’ shoes and dyin’ shoes, the same thing that men did.” Rosie the Riveter is widely known as the symbol of feminism and women’s economic power. “The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter” by Connie Field, although the documentary was only an hour long, went into great detail to explain the “new place in society” that white and black women had during the time of World War II. Field chose five women to interview and talk about their experiences during the war, stressing the working conditions that the high volume of war production built for black and white women. The five women being interviewed, two white women and three black women, all came from diverse backgrounds, Brooklyn, Illinois, Detroit, and Arkansas farms. While the women are being interviewed, the film goes back and forth with the women’s personal experiences and views and the actual philosophy of the war as seen in propaganda
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