Caring for Rosie the Riveter’s Kids

CSCCE founder and director Dr. Marcy Whitebook recently reviewed Demanding Child Care: Women’s Activism and the Politics of Welfare, 1940-1971 by Natalie M. Foueskis for the May/June 2012 issue of Women’s Review of Books.

In “Caring for Rosie the Riveter’s Kids,” Whitebook summarizes Fousekis’ account of the role of mothers, early childhood educators and other activists in securing and fighting to save publicly funded child care during and post WWII. Whitebook calls attention to the current absence of a broad-based movement for child care so critical to securing services in the past. The book is also available through the University of Illinois Press.