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Kang, Sŭng-wŏn

Works: 6 works in 15 publications in 2 languages and 106 library holdings
Genres: History 
Classifications: HB1, 330
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Publications by Sŭng-wŏn Kang
Most widely held works by Sŭng-wŏn Kang
Capitalizing patriotism the liberty loans of World War I by Sŭng-wŏn Kang( file )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
In World War I the Secretary of the Treasury, William Gibbs McAdoo, hoped to create a broad market for government bonds, the famous Liberty Loans, by following an aggressive policy of "capitalizing patriotism." He called on everyone from Wall Street bankers to the Boy Scouts to volunteer for the campaigns to sell the bonds. He helped recruit the nation's best known artists to draw posters depicting the contribution to the war effort to be made by buying bonds, and he organized giant bond rallies featuring Hollywood stars such as Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, and Charlie Chaplin. These efforts, however, enjoyed little success. The yields on the Liberty bonds were kept low mainly by making the bonds tax exempt and by making sure that a large proportion of them was purchased directly or indirectly by the Federal Reserve. Patriotism proved to be a weak offset to normal market forces
After Johnny came marching home the political economy of veteran's benefits in the nineteenth century by Sŭng-wŏn Kang( file )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
This paper explores new estimates of the number of veterans and the value of veterans' benefits -- both cash benefits and land grants -- from the Revolution to 1900. Benefits, it turns out, varied substantially from war to war. The veterans of the War of 1812, in particular, received a smaller amount of benefits than did the veterans of the other nineteenth century wars. A number of factors appear to account for the differences across wars. Some are familiar from studies of other government programs: the previous history of veterans' benefits, the wealth of the United States, the number of veterans relative to the population, and the lobbying efforts of lawyers and other agents employed by veterans. Some are less familiar. There were several occasions, for example, when public attitudes toward the war appeared to influence the amount of benefits. Perhaps the most important factor, however, was the state of the federal treasury. When the federal government ran a surplus, veterans were likely to receive additional benefits; when it ran a deficit, veterans' hopes for additional benefits went unfilled. Veterans' benefits were, to use the terms a bit freely, more like a luxury than a necessity
Nalgae ŭi kkŭt esŏ kkŭt kkaji ka chayu ŭi p'yohyŏn ida ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in Korean and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Mimang ŭi punji rŭl ch'ajasŏ by Sŭng-wŏn Kang( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in Korean and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Kyŏul hanŭl, yŏl kae ŭi p'ungsŏn ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in Korean and held by 1 library worldwide
Yŏl-han kae ŭi panŭl kumŏng ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in Korean and held by 1 library worldwide
Alternative Names
Kang, Sung Won
Won Kang, Sung
강 승원.
姜 升遠.
English (11)
Korean (4)
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