The GI Bill [electronic resource] : a new deal for veterans / Glenn C. Altschuler, Stuart M. Blumin.
- New York : Oxford University Press, c2009.
- Pivotal Moments in American History
Pivotal Moments in American History
1 online resource (261 p.)
- Veterans -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Veterans -- Education -- Law and legislation -- United States.
- Electronic books.
- On rare occasions in American history, Congress enacts a measure so astute, so far-reaching, so revolutionary, it enters the language as a metaphor. The Marshall Plan comes to mind, as does the Civil Rights Act. But perhaps none resonates in the American imagination like the G.I. Bill. In a brilliant addition to Oxford's acclaimed Pivotal Moments in American History series, historians Glenn C. Altschuler and Stuart M. Blumin offer a compelling and often surprising account of the G.I. Bill and its sweeping and decisive impact on American life. Formally known as the Serviceman's Readjustment Act
- Contents; Editor's Note; Introduction; ONE: Before the GI Bill: Veterans and Politics from the Revolution through World War I; TWO: FDR and the Reshaping of Veterans' Benefits, 1940-1943; THREE: "Mission Accomplished"; FOUR: "SRO": Veterans and the Colleges; FIVE: "The Most Inclusive Program": Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in Title II; SIX: Overlooked: GI Joe but not Joe College; SEVEN: Finding a Home: The VA Mortgage; Epilogue; Acknowledgments; Notes; Index
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -236) and index.
- Blumin, Stuart M.
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