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Slacks and Calluses
Slacks and Calluses: Our Summer in a Bomber Factory | Constance Bowman
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In 1943 two spirited young teachers decided to do their part for the war effort by spending their summer vacation working the swing shift on a B-24 production line at a San Diego bomber plant. Entering a male-dominated realm of welding torches and bomb bays, they learned to use tools that they had never seen before, live with aluminum shavings in their hair, and get along with supervisors and coworkers from all walks of life. They also learned that wearing their factory slacks on the street caused men to treat them in a way for which their "dignified schoolteacher-hood" hadn't prepared them. At times charming, hilarious, and incredibly perceptive, Slacks and Calluses brings into focus an overlooked part of the war effort, one that forever changed the way the women were viewed in America. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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A coworker surprised with me this autographed copy of "Slacks & Calluses" as a graduation gift! I love this book so much. I relied on it heavily for my undergrad senior thesis about women and pants during World War II.

ValerieAndBooks Nice gift!! 3y
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