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The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, and an Epic Quest to arm an America at War - by A.J. Baime

“The Arsenal of Democracy” was a phrase coined by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1940 in reference to the collaborative efforts of American industry in supporting the allied war effort by mobilising the mass production efforts to change production from consumer and other products to plane, tanks, bombs and other item required to win the war… 119 more words

Henry Ford

it’s amazing… for a girl?

Up to now, this blog has been quite generative: a ‘how to’ about all things van purchase/campervan conversion. I mean, there are some femme touches here and there – the… 1,942 more words

Campervan Travels

Vintage Sewing, Fall of 2017, Part II

This is the second half of my most recent post, which can be read here. As I said there, I’ve been sewing a lot this fall, so I thought that I’d finally document what I’ve made. 483 more words

20th Century

Women's History Month, March 2017

Still feeling invigorated by the Women’s March, I put this display together in March of 2017 with one of my favorite posters I’ve ever made, featuring a photo from the collections of the Library of Congress. 39 more words


The Feminine Mystique and Marx by LaChelle Schilling

Betty Friedan interviewed the unhappy housewives, their human potential unfulfilled by a lack of vocation outside the home. I wonder if her claim was just a premise of the lawn being more manicured on the other side. 1,033 more words


Rosie the Riveter

One of the excellent offerings of the American Library in Paris, is the opportunity to join one or more bookclubs.  I tend to veer towards Mystery Book Clubs.   825 more words

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