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'We Shall Not Fail Freedom': Oveta Culp Hobby's role in the formation and implementation of the Women's Army Corps.

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dc.contributor.advisor Ferdon, Douglas Robert, 1945-
dc.contributor.author Sills, Rebekah S.
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. American Studies Program. en
dc.date.copyright 2007
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/5089
dc.description.abstract Oveta Culp Hobby remains unknown to the average American, despite the fact that she was the first director of the Women’s Army Corp and was the second woman to hold a presidential cabinet position as the first Secretary of the Health, Education, and Welfare. This paper chronicles Hobby’s public life as well as her role in the formation and implementation of the Women’s Army Corps, an organization of women that helped the U.S. Army with non-combat related jobs. Oveta successfully directed the Women’s Army Corps for the first three years of its existence, including overseeing the transfer to Army status in 1943. Her intelligence, courage, and devotion to her country paved the way for women to integrate into the armed forces and to participate in public life in a larger way than ever before. en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission. en
dc.subject Hobby, Oveta Culp, 1905- en
dc.subject United States. Army. Women's Army Corps -- History. en
dc.subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Women. en
dc.title 'We Shall Not Fail Freedom': Oveta Culp Hobby's role in the formation and implementation of the Women's Army Corps. en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.degree M.A. en
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en
dc.contributor.department American Studies. en


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