Cabin Fever Series: John Cilio author of Women’s Work in WWII
East Hampton Public Library
Saturday, Feb. 9, 1:00 PM
John Cilio author of Women's Work in WWII, tells the epic story of an era when American men went off to war and the majority of women remained behind to care for families and fill the enormous production roles left vacant. Through a large collection of anecdotal stories and a broad collection of vintage photographs he highlights a desperate time in America. The country needed all of the war materials it was capable of producing but American men were being drafted by the millions. Its untested women initially joined the workforce with the mission to help their country and their loved ones in the war. What they accomplished changed America forever.Sponsored by East Hampton Public Library and the Chatham Historical Society.