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From Foxholes to Farms: The GI Bill and the Enduring Agrarian Ideal

Adrienne Monteith Petty

in Standing Their Ground: Small Farmers in North Carolina since the Civil War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199938520
eISBN:
9780199367764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938520.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The GI Bill established a broad and groundbreaking social safety net of educational and economic benefits and incentives for veterans returning from World War II. This chapter uncovers the history of ... More


Conclusion: GI Bill Legacies

Stephen R. Ortiz

in Beyond the Bonus March and GI Bill: How Veteran Politics Shaped the New Deal Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762134
eISBN:
9780814762561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762134.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This concluding chapter explores the veteran organizations' rivalry and the creation of the GI Bill in light of New Deal-era veteran political activism. During World War II, the Veterans of Foreign ... More


Coming Home

Melinda L. Pash

in In the Shadow of the Greatest Generation: The Americans Who Fought the Korean War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767696
eISBN:
9780814789223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767696.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the process of leaving Korea and what happened to veterans once they returned to the home front. In contrast to previous wars, Korean War veterans returned home individually, ... More


Postscript: A GI Bill for the Twenty-first Century?

Stephen R. Ortiz

in Beyond the Bonus March and GI Bill: How Veteran Politics Shaped the New Deal Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762134
eISBN:
9780814762561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762134.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This postscript looks at the prospects for the GI Bill in the twenty-first century. In 2008, as Americans faced an economic calamity that evokes images of the Great Depression, a new version of the ... More


The ‘Social Warfare State’: Americans’ Making of a Civic Generation

Mallory E. Compton

in Great Policy Successes

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198843719
eISBN:
9780191879432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843719.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The Serviceman’s Readjustment Act of 1944, also called the GI Bill or the ‘New Deal for Veterans’, constituted one of the most expansive social policies in US history. In one deft move, a bi-partisan ... More


Race, Place, and Historic Moment: Black and Japanese American World War II Veterans: The GI Bill of Rights and the Model Minority Myth

Taunya Lovell Banks

in Minority Relations: Intergroup Conflict and Cooperation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781496810458
eISBN:
9781496810496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496810458.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter presents a comparative history of minority communities, in this case the impact of the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 (better known as the GI Bill of Rights). It addresses the ... More


Stories of Homecoming: Deserving GIs and Faithless Service Wives

Holly Allen

in Forgotten Men and Fallen Women: The Cultural Politics of New Deal Narratives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453571
eISBN:
9780801455841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453571.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book concludes with a discussion of issues relating to the soldier's homecoming after World War II, with particular emphasis on the stark contrast between deserving veterans and undeserving, ... More


Higher Education

William E. Ellis

in A History of Education in Kentucky

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129778
eISBN:
9780813135724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129778.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As at the time of the Great Depression, the Americans were caught up in events over which they appeared to have no control. Life was changed quickly by this war, and higher education in Kentucky soon ... More


Introduction

Stephen R. Ortiz

in Beyond the Bonus March and GI Bill: How Veteran Politics Shaped the New Deal Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762134
eISBN:
9780814762561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762134.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter examines the transformation of veteran policies throughout the interwar years, one that paralleled the changes to twentieth-century American liberalism during the same ... More


§ Warm Relations in a Cold War Atmosphere: Resurgence and Expansion of Study Abroad Following World War II

in Internationalism, National Identities, and Study Abroad: France and the United States, 1890-1970

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762533
eISBN:
9780804773386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762533.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

A significant new development in study abroad after World War II was the involvement of the U.S. government, two notable examples of which were the GI Bill and the Fulbright academic exchange ... More


The Death of In Loco Parentis

Glenn C. Altschuler and Isaac Kramnick

in Cornell: A History, 1940-2015

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801444258
eISBN:
9780801471896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801444258.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

This chapter examines Cornell University's admission of GI students after World War II. Six months after the end of hostilities, President Edmund Ezra Day, along with eighty-five other presidents of ... More


Scaring Up Money for College: How the Politics of Crisis Set the Stage for Gender-Egalitarian Student Aid

Deondra Rose

in Citizenship By Degree: U.S. Higher Education Policy and the Changing Gender Dynamics of American Citizenship

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190650940
eISBN:
9780190867300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190650940.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

By providing substantial financial support for college students on the basis of need, the National Defense Education Act (NDEA) blazed a trail for gender parity in public support for college ... More


Nightmare on College Avenue

Adam Laats

in Fundamentalist U: Keeping the Faith in American Higher Education

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190665623
eISBN:
9780190665654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190665623.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

During the late 1960s and early 1970s, a wave of protest and counterprotest rocked college campuses nationwide. Evangelical and fundamentalist schools were no different, though the protests usually ... More


The Impact of World War II on U.S. Medicine

Eli Ginzberg

in Teaching Hospitals and the Urban Poor

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300082326
eISBN:
9780300133011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300082326.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter provides a brief account of the important changes in the structure and function of U.S. medicine as a result of the World War II. It begins by identifying key interactions between the ... More


GI Religion and Post-War Revival in the United States and Great Britain

Michael Snape

in Secularization and Religious Innovation in the North Atlantic World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198798071
eISBN:
9780191839344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798071.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter identifies the wartime roots of the post-Second World War religious revival in the United States, stressing the importance of military service as a galvanizing force in religious terms. ... More


The Teachable Moment

Nat Segaloff

in Arthur Penn: American Director

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129761
eISBN:
9780813135502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129761.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The GI Bill of Rights adopted John Andrew Rice and Theodore Dreier's experimental curricula and this was formulated at Black Mountain College. This colleage was found to be different compared to ... More


Post World War II—America Rising

Thomas Siwe

in Artful Noise: Percussion Literature in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043130
eISBN:
9780252052019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043130.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Following World War II, thousands of returning servicemen and women enrolled in American colleges and universities with the financial assistance of the GI Bill. Colleges acted in response to the ... More


Modern City, Modern Campus: Institutional Expansion and Urban Renewal in the Postwar Era

Sharon Haar

in The City as Campus: Urbanism and Higher Education in Chicago

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665648
eISBN:
9781452946528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665648.003.0003
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter discusses the urban transformation in the wake of World War II, wherein urban and national leaders call for the participation of universities in urban renewal projects. Postwar urban ... More


The Battle to Define Life Chances and the Distributional Consequences of the Current Education and Economic Systems in America

Willliam Elliott and Melinda Lewis

in Making Education Work for the Poor: The Potential of Children's Savings Accounts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190621568
eISBN:
9780197559697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190621568.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Our stories serve to illustrate that divergent experiences are not primarily the result of different choices or preferences. Willie’s route to and through higher ... More


Autonomy to Accountability

Patricia Albjerg Graham

in Schooling America: How the Public Schools Meet the Nation's Changing Needs

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195172225
eISBN:
9780197562482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195172225.003.0010
Subject:
Education, Schools Studies

When is Schooling Complete? At the beginning of the twentieth century most Americans believed they had “completed” their schooling if they finished the eighth grade. ... More


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