American Women and Flight Since 1940

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University Press of Kentucky

Kentucky is most commonly associated with horses, tobacco fields, bourbon, and coal mines. There is much more to the state, though, than stories of feuding families and Colonel Sanders’ famous fried chicken.

 

Kentucky has a rich and often compelling history, and James C. Klotter and Freda C. Klotter introduce readers to an exciting story that spans 12,000 years, looking at the lives of Kentuckians from Native Americans to astronauts. The Klotters examine all aspects of the state’s history—its geography, government, social life, cultural achievements, education, and economy.

 

A Concise History of Kentucky recounts the events of the deadly frontier wars of the state’s early history, the divisive Civil War, and the shocking assassination of a governor in 1900. The book tells of Kentucky’s leaders from Daniel Boone and Henry Clay to Abraham Lincoln, Mary Breckinridge, and Muhammad Ali. The authors also highlight the lives of Kentuckians, both famous and ordinary, to give a voice to history.

 

The Klotters explore Kentuckians’ accomplishments in government, medicine, politics, and the arts. They describe the writing and music that flowered across the state, and they profile the individuals who worked to secure equal rights for women and African Americans. The book explains what it was like to work in the coal mines and explains the daily routine on a nineteenth-century farm. The authors bring Kentucky’s story to the twenty-first century and talk about the state’s modern economy, where auto manufacturing jobs are replacing traditional agricultural work.

 

A collaboration of the state historian and an experienced educator, A Concise History of Kentucky is the best single resource for Kentuckians new and old who want to learn more about the past, present, and future of the Bluegrass State.

 

 

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Students and Teachers Clubs and Colleges Women in Civilian Aviation Organizations
15
Coffee Grease Blueprints and Rivets Women at Work in the Aviation Industry
30
Daughters of Minerva Military Women in Aviation
54
Nieces of Uncle Sam The Womens Airforce Service Pilots
84
Should Women Fly? American Women in Aviation during the Second Half of the Twentieth Century
105
Demobilization and the Postwar Transition 19451949
107
The Feminine Mystique and Aviation The 1950s
129
The Impact of the Womens Rights Movement The 1960s
149
Captains of Industry Airlines and the Military 19801992
197
New World Order? 19922000
232
Epilogue
258
Statistics for American Women and Flight
265
Notes
281
Glossary of Abbreviations
308
Bibliography
311
Index
342

Women with the Right Stuff The 1970s
172

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Strana 338 - AIR FORCE SERVICE PILOTS FOR THEIR SERVICE DURING WORLD WAR II. BY DEEMING SUCH SERVICE TO HAVE BEEN ACTIVE DUTY IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES FOR PURPOSES OF LAWS ADMINISTERED BY THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HEARING^"** BEFORE A SELECT SUBCOMMITTEE OP THE COMMITTEE ON VETERANS...
Strana 6 - Too often, people paid money to see me risk my neck, more as a freak — a woman freak pilot — than as a skilled flier.
Strana 16 - ... Then I looked way up and saw formations of silver bombers riding in. I saw something detach itself from a plane and come glistening down. My eyes followed it down, down, and even with knowledge pounding in my mind, my heart turned over convulsively when the bomb exploded in the middle of the Harbor. Most people wonder how they would react in a crisis; if the danger comes as suddenly as this did you don't have time to be frightened. I'm not brave, but I knew the air was not the place for our little...
Strana 15 - Rising Sun on passenger ships but not on airplanes. I looked quickly at Pearl Harbor, and my spine tingled when I saw billowing black smoke. Still I thought hollowly it might be some kind of coincidence or maneuvers. It might be, it must be. For surely, dear God — Then I looked way up and saw formations of silver bombers riding in.
Strana 7 - Each accomplishment, no matter how small, is important. Although it may be no direct contribution to the science of aeronautics nor to its technical development, it will encourage other women to fly. The more women who fly, the more who become pilots, the quicker will we be recognized as an important factor in aviation.

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