Chicago, the "City of Neighborhoods," came together as one in its patriotic efforts against the Axis powers during World War II. Young men and women signed up for military duty. Children and older adults rallied to the call for increased wartime production, food and gas rationing, scrap drives and victory gardens. The war years transformed the city into an important military center as thousands of troops trained or passed through en route to the war fronts. Defense plants sprung up all over the city, and the dwindling male labor force was replaced by black tenant farmers migrating from the South and by countless female workers dubbed "Rosie the Riveter." From a wealth of sources, Messrs. Green and Holli present a vivid photographic account of Chicago's contribution to our nation's war effort.
Softcover, 6 x 9, 128 pgs.