Brooks, Jennifer E.

Defining the Peace : World War II Veterans, Race, and the Remaking of Southern Political Tradition - Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2005. - 1 online resource (275 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Contents; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; 1 Introduction: World War II Veterans and the Politics of Postwar Change in Georgia; 2 The Ballot Must Be Our Weapon: Black Veterans and the Politics of Racial Change; 3 The Question of Majority Rule: White Veterans and the Politics of Progressive Reform; 4 Is This What We Fought the War For? Union Veterans and the Politics of Labor; 5 We Are Not Radicals, Neither Are We Reactionaries: Good Government Veterans and the Politics of Modernization 6 Hitler Is Not Dead but Has Found Refuge in Georgia: The General Assembly of 1947 and the Limits of ProgressConclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index

In the aftermath of World War II, Georgia's veterans--black, white, liberal, reactionary, pro-union, and anti-union--all found that service in the war enhanced their sense of male, political, and racial identity, but often in contradictory ways. In Defining the Peace, Jennifer E. Brooks shows how veterans competed in a protracted and sometimes violent struggle to determine the complex character of Georgia's postwar future. Brooks finds that veterans shaped the key events of the era, including the gubernatorial campaigns of both Eugene Talmadge and Herman Talmadge, the defeat of

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World War, 1939-1945.

Electronic books.

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