Riveting and Rationing in Dixie: Alabama Women and the Second World War

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ADDSCO. See Alabama Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Company
Aircraft modification, 7, 11, 36. See also Betchel-McCone-Parsons Company
Aircraft repair, 24, 36, 38. See also Mobile Air Service Command
Air raids, mock, 84-85
Alabama Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Company (ADDSCO), 9, 58, 63, 65, 116, 118; recruitment drive, 22-24; working conditions, 24; employment of women, 41-45; layoffs at war's end, 77
Alabama Ordnance Works, 8, 15, 118; employment in, 48-49
Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 33, 47
Alabama Social Welfare, 69, 124 (n. 24)
Alabama State Advisory Committee on Day Care, 68, 69
Alabama State Defense Council, 84
Alabama State Department of Public Welfare, 68
ALCOA, 11
Anderson, Karen, 2
Anderson, Mary, 7, 23, 67
Anniston, Ala., 8, 9, 11; description of wartime conditions, 16-17
Anniston Army Depot, 11, 16-17, 53
Army Air Forces Aircraft Warning Service, 86
Army Air Forces Basic Flying School, 11, 93
Arsenals. See Ordnance plants
Atmore, 104
Auburn University. See Alabama Polytechnic Institute
Bancroft, Bill, 93
Bechtel-MeCone-Parsons Company, 8, 10, 106, 118; training programs, 34; description of female employment, 45-48; investigated by federal government, 47; layoffs at war's end, 78
Birmingham, 8, 9, 10, 36, 78, 85, 97, 99, 105, 106; increase in population, 14; description of wartime conditions, 14-15; recruitment drive, 22; training programs, 32-33; survey by Chamber of Commerce, 45; extended shopping hours, 66; child care facilities, 71; concern with juvenile delinquency, 73; civilian defense, 84-85; Citizens' Service Corps, 87; nurses' aides, 90; Red Cross, 91; housing shortages, 106; crowded schools, 108
Birmingham News, 33, 97, 101
Birmingham-Southern College, 33
Birmingham World, 34, 38, 51, 93
Black colleges, 33. See also Tuskegee Institute

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