sustaining farms and building national pride.
From 1917 - 1920 the Woman's Land Army (WLA) brought thousands of women from the city to rural America to take over farming after men were called to war.
Many of these women had never worked on a farm - in short time they were plowing fields with horse teams and tractors, hauling lumber, planting and harvesting the crops. The "farmerettes" were paid wages equal to male farm help and were protected by an eight-hour workday.
For over ninety years the "farmerettes" of the Woman's Land Army of America has been lost and forgotten. Her story has never been told . . . until now.
Fruits of Victory: The Woman's Land of America in the Great War
by Elaine F. Weiss brings the lost story of the farmerettes back to American History.