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Beyond the Bonus March and GI Bill : how veteran politics shaped the New Deal era

Author: Stephen R Ortiz
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2010.
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This volume chronicles how veteran politics influenced U.S. federal policy during the 1930s and 1940s, illuminating how veterans and veteran organizations pushed the federal government to place their interests front and center on the national agenda. The author presents a history of World War I veterans and their efforts to organize into a political interest group. He examines the benefits that the veterans secured,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ortiz, Stephen R.
Beyond the Bonus March and GI Bill.
New York : New York University Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009023997
Named Person: Ondrej Seberíni
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen R Ortiz
ISBN: 9780814762561 0814762565
OCLC Number: 794698895
Language Note: English.
Notes: OldControl:muse9780814762561.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 249 pages :) : illustrations
Contents: Veterans' policy and veteran organizations, 1917-1929 --
Rethinking the Bonus March --
The "New Deal" for veterans --
The Bonus re-emerges --
"The Pro-Bonus Party" --
Veteran politics and the New Deal's political triumph of 1936.
Responsibility: Stephen R. Ortiz.


Mining the papers of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the American Legion (AL), this book reveals that veterans actively organized in the years following the war to claim state benefits (such  Read more...


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This book should be on the reading list of any course that touches upon the 1920s and 1930s. Ortiz examines the pivotal role the bonus question played in stoking the anti-New Deal movement lead by Read more...

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