Housoldiers: The Mobilization of Quebec Housewives for World War II

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Title
Housoldiers: The Mobilization of Quebec Housewives for World War II
Abstract
The author outlines the Second World War contributions of "stay-at-home" housewives, sometimes referred to as "housoldiers", whose traditional housework was described in government brochures and media as war work. Focusing on English Montreal housewives, the author recounts how these women were encouraged to recycle oil, fat and bones left after cooking, as well as such household materials as rubber, metal, paper glass and clothing for the war effort. These women were also encouraged to be thrifty, whether it was providing food and clothing for their families during war-time rationing, or by buying Victory Bonds with saved funds.
Publication
Quebec Heritage News
Volume
Vol. 10
Issue
no. 4
Pages
24-25
Date
Fall 2016
Language
en
URL
Citation
O’Donnell, Lorraine. “Housoldiers: The Mobilization of Quebec Housewives for World War II.” Quebec Heritage News Vol. 10, no. 4 (Fall 2016): 24–25. http://qahn.org/files/quebecanglophoneheritagenetwork/documents/qhn/fall.2016.pdf.1_reduced.pdf.
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