Annotated bibliography



‘Women in World War II’ was authored by Dr. Kristine M. McCusker. The paper discusses the role of women during World War II. It demonstrates how women were targeted by the United States government during the war. The paper further explores how such circumstances were fundamental in shaping the lives of women after the war. The resultant effects were both positive and negative. The roles and responsibilities of women changed during the World War II. Women took part in initiatives to aid the United States government end the war. After the war ended, the government and media recognized the new roles of women. This paper will be helpful in linking their roles in the war and the effects on them.


Lockhart and Jenna in “Women Who Answered the Call: World War II; A Turning Point for Women in the Workforce “state that that the World War II was a turning point for women in the workforce. During the 1940’s married women overwhelmingly began to participate in the labour force. The authors admit that the World War II imparted economic and social changes among the women. Some of the changes however were negative. The article is, therefore resource as uncovers the effects of World War II on women. The substantial increase in the number of employed women during the World War II greatly influenced women in employment after the post-war period.


Authored by Cynthia Cupit and Avigdor Klingman, “Children and war” explores the effects of war on children.  The paper examines both the direct and indirect effects. It is relevant for this research paper as it draws much from the post-war surveys on children conducted after the aftermath of World War II. Among the effects discussed in this paper include post-traumatic stress, many children becoming orphans. Some children had to evacuate their homes and live with strangers. The traumatic events of the war had long-lasting effects on the children.


As Akbulut-Yuksel documents in the article ‘Children of war’, war have detrimental effects on the society including on children. Such effects may become long-lasting and continuous impacts on children. As the author suggests, children and their mothers undergo very many challenges during warfare. The experiences in most cases are undesirable to cope up with. Through the use of a case study on German children, the article is relevant to this research as it paper explores the causal relationship of long-term effects of large-scale physical destruction that occur during war. It further discusses the specific impacts on children’s educational attainment and other social aspects as health.

Zeiler and Daniel in the book A Companion to World War II, discusses a range of issues that related to World War II. As the author admits, it is a time on the world history that represented a time of industrial revolution, modernism and societal shifts.  This book provides detailed topics that provide links between the happenings of the World War II that had dire effects on women and children, the author notes that generations that came after war, were most affected. The book uncovers the human experiences during the time and explores the conflicts that surrounded the war. Emphasis was also done on the horrific and suffering and ultimate consequences caused by