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Elaine Weiss K '73 Explores Story of WW I Farmerettes in New Book

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Elaine F. Weiss K'73 is the author of a new book which explores the story of the "farmerettes" -- the women who made up the Woman's Land Army of America and did men's work in uniform on the rural home front during World War I. Fruits of Victory: The Woman's Land Army of America in the Great War is published by Potomac Books, Inc.

According to the publisher, "Imagine a spunkier, and more controversial, Rosie the Riveter -- a generation older, and more outlandish for her time. She is the 'farmerette' of the Woman's Land Army of America, doing a man's job, in military-style uniform, on the rural home front during WWI. During the war she was the toast of Broadway, the darling of the smart set, a star of the wartime cinema newsreel, and highlight of the Liberty Loan parade… And then she disappeared.

"For ninety years the farmerette has been lost, totally and inexplicably forgotten, wiped
from the national memory. Her story has never before been told…until now. Fruits of Victory:
The Woman's Land Army of America in the Great War by Elaine F. Weiss brings the lost story
of the farmerette back to American history."

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