Veterans' Policies, Veterans' Politics : New Perspectives on Veterans in the Modern United States / edited by Stephen R. Ortiz ; foreword by Suzanne Mettler.

By: Ortiz, Stephen R [author.]Contributor(s): Mettler, Suzanne [writer of foreword.]Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: Florida : University Press of Florida, 2012Copyright date: ©2012Description: 1 online resource (335 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813042541; 0813042542; 081304345X; 9780813043456Subject(s): Veterans -- Employment -- United States | Veterans -- Services for -- United States | Veterans -- United States | United States -- Politics and government | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare | Politics and government | Veterans | Veterans -- Employment | Veterans -- Services for | United States | Politik | Sozialhilfe | Veteran | USA | Soldater | POLITICAL SCIENCE / GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Veterans' policies, veterans' politics.DDC classification: 362.86/5610973 | 362.860973 | 362.865610973 LOC classification: UB357 .V438 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Tables; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I. Health Care; 1. Army Sanctuary for Tubercular Veterans: Veterans' Health Care before the Veterans Bureau; 2. The Invention, Stumbling, and Reinvention of the Modern U.S. Veterans Health Care System, 1918-1924; Part Ii. Disability; 3. Architecture of Injury: Disabled Veterans, Federal Policy, and the Built Environment in the Early Twentieth Century; 4. "An Emblem of Distinction": The Politics of Disability Entitlement, 1940-1950; Part Iii. The Politics of Race and Labor.
5. "Put Fighting Blood in Your Business": The U.S. War Department and the Reemployment of World War I Soldiers6. The Long Journey Home: African American World War I Veterans and Veterans' Policies; Part Iv. Bonuses and G.I. Bills; 7. Rethinking the Bonus March: Federal Bonus Policy, Veteran Organizations, and the Origins of a Protest Movement; 8. "Do Something for the Soldier Boys": Congress, the G.I. Bill of Rights, and the Contours of Liberalism; 9. "A Veteran Does Not Have to Stay a Veteran Forever": Congress and the Korean G.I. Bill.
10. A Price on Patriotism: The Politics and Unintended Consequences of the 1966 G.I. BillPart V. Contemporary Veterans' Politics; 11. Conventional and Distinctive Policy Preferences of Early-Twenty- First-Century Veterans; 12. Exploring the Effects of Combat Exposure on American Civic Life; List of Contributors; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.
Summary: The study of military veterans and politics has been a growing topic of interest, but to date most research on the topic has remained isolated in specific, unconnected fields of inquiry. Veterans' Policies, Veterans' Politics is the first multidisciplinary, comprehensive examination of the American veteran experience. Stephen Ortiz has compiled some of the best work on the formation and impact of veterans' policies, the politics of veterans' issues, and veterans' political engagement over the course of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in the United States.
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Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Tables; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I. Health Care; 1. Army Sanctuary for Tubercular Veterans: Veterans' Health Care before the Veterans Bureau; 2. The Invention, Stumbling, and Reinvention of the Modern U.S. Veterans Health Care System, 1918-1924; Part Ii. Disability; 3. Architecture of Injury: Disabled Veterans, Federal Policy, and the Built Environment in the Early Twentieth Century; 4. "An Emblem of Distinction": The Politics of Disability Entitlement, 1940-1950; Part Iii. The Politics of Race and Labor.

5. "Put Fighting Blood in Your Business": The U.S. War Department and the Reemployment of World War I Soldiers6. The Long Journey Home: African American World War I Veterans and Veterans' Policies; Part Iv. Bonuses and G.I. Bills; 7. Rethinking the Bonus March: Federal Bonus Policy, Veteran Organizations, and the Origins of a Protest Movement; 8. "Do Something for the Soldier Boys": Congress, the G.I. Bill of Rights, and the Contours of Liberalism; 9. "A Veteran Does Not Have to Stay a Veteran Forever": Congress and the Korean G.I. Bill.

10. A Price on Patriotism: The Politics and Unintended Consequences of the 1966 G.I. BillPart V. Contemporary Veterans' Politics; 11. Conventional and Distinctive Policy Preferences of Early-Twenty- First-Century Veterans; 12. Exploring the Effects of Combat Exposure on American Civic Life; List of Contributors; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.

The study of military veterans and politics has been a growing topic of interest, but to date most research on the topic has remained isolated in specific, unconnected fields of inquiry. Veterans' Policies, Veterans' Politics is the first multidisciplinary, comprehensive examination of the American veteran experience. Stephen Ortiz has compiled some of the best work on the formation and impact of veterans' policies, the politics of veterans' issues, and veterans' political engagement over the course of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in the United States.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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For its entire history, the US has paid attention to what it owes its citizen soldiers. By the end of the 19th century, 40 percent of the federal budget went to veterans' pensions. Yet the impact of veterans on public policy remains an area only partly explored. Ortiz's valuable collection of essays provides a much needed update to Theda Skocpol's 1992 Protecting Soldiers and Mothers: The Political Origins of Social Policy in the United States (CH, Jul'93, 30-6457). The authors of these 12 insightful essays, which deal thematically and chronologically with health care, disability, race, labor, and, of course, the various GI bills, explore the many ways that veterans and veterans groups have influenced the course of public policy during the past century. In 2011, the government paid more than $39 billion in disability claims to veterans going back to WW II. The country's wars may end, but its obligations to those who served can continue for decades to come. An important contribution toward understanding the role of the veteran in the US. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. E. A. Goedeken Iowa State University

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