Get Your Farm in the Fight: Farm Masculinity in World War II

TitleGet Your Farm in the Fight: Farm Masculinity in World War II
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsJellison, Katherine
JournalAgricultural History
Volume92
Issue1
Start Page5
Pagination5-20
Date Published2018
Abstract

During World War II, the United States needed to raise a sufficient military force while at the same time maintaining a sizeable farm labor force to meet increased wartime production goals. The strategies the nation employed to secure both military personnel and agricultural producers played on a set of common themes regarding American masculinity. Visual images designed to persuade young men to stay on the farm echoed the iconography intended to recruit men into the military. Wartime propaganda portrayed both the ideal serviceman and the ideal farmer as white, muscular, and ready to use his powerful body to fight the war on the battlefield as well as in the farm field.

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