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The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter

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The manpower shortage of World War II necessitated the entry into the workplace of millions of women, many of whom had previously been denied employment on the basis of their gender. Because most of these women took jobs in defense plants, they were given the en masse nickname "Rosie the Riveter" (remember that classic Norman Rockwell painting?) The 60-minute documentary The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter combines black and white newsreel footage with color-filmed interviews of five "Rosies...more

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