Women against the Good War: Conscientious Objection and Gender on the American Home Front, 1941-1947

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Appendix
Questionnaire on Women and Civilian Public Service

Background
1. What is your date of birth?
2. What has (have) been your life occupation (s)?
3. Education:
a. Where did you attend high school?
b. Did you attend college? If so, when and where?
c. If you attended college, did that experience help to shape your attitudes about war and peace? How so?
d. Did you do graduate work beyond college? In what field?
4. What was your church affiliation during World War II? What is your present church affiliation?
5. What was your marital status during the war? Date of marriage? What is your marital status now?
6. Did you have children during the war? If so, what years and where were they born? If you worked outside the home, who took care of them?
7. Who or what were major influences in your life regarding war and peace (i.e., persons or books)?
8. What were the teachings of your parents on issues of war and peace? Were there differences within your family on these issues?
9. What was the position of your church or minister about issues of war and peace?
10. Although American women were never drafted, Congress debated the issue because of a nursing shortage overseas. Do you remember being aware of this and having opinions about it?
11. World War II is often viewed as a popular war. In your experience, was it a popular war?
12. Where did you work during World War II? Did the war affect your job? How did your coworkers and employers treat you when they identified you with CPS or conscientious objection?

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations and Tables ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Abbreviations xiii
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - The Conscripting of Civilians 11
  • 2 - Am I Worth Dying For? 29
  • 3 - No Girl Should Marry into This Kind of Life 44
  • 4 - Looking for a Few Good Women 69
  • 5 - Collegiate Women Pacifists 94
  • 6 - in the Aftermath of War 112
  • Conclusion 129
  • Appendix - Questionnaire on Women and Civilian Public Service 133
  • Notes 137
  • Bibliography 159
  • Index 175
  • Gender and American Culture 181
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