How the Gains Women Made in WWI Were Quickly Lost

In the early 20th century, 96% of all jobs on the U.S. rail network were male. But by the start of WWI, it fell on women to fill in for them as ticket conductors, booth operators and even porters hauling luggage. (2:27)

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