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Mr. President (Have Pity on the Fighting Man): Nixon’s Right Turn for America, Wrong Result for the Veterans

Mark Boulton

in Failing Our Veterans: The G.I. Bill and the Vietnam Generation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724873
eISBN:
9780814760420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724873.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how Vietnam veterans' benefits became the subject of attacks from the conservative Right. World War II veterans came home to an expanding economy that offered numerous ... More


For the Wounded and the Worthy: Veterans’ Benefits from the Early Republic to the Vietnam Era

Mark Boulton

in Failing Our Veterans: The G.I. Bill and the Vietnam Generation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724873
eISBN:
9780814760420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724873.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter traces the history of federal debates over war veterans' benefits from the early Republic to the Vietnam era. After discussing the origins of offering compensation for the hazards of ... More


A Price on Patriotism: The Politics and Unintended Consequences of the 1966 G.I. Bill

Mark Boulton

in Veterans' Policies, Veterans' Politics: New Perspectives on Veterans in the Modern United States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042077
eISBN:
9780813043456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042077.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the political debates surrounding the passage of the 1966 Cold War G.I. Bill, the first G.I. bill of the Vietnam era. Unlike the earlier World War II and Korean Conflict wartime ... More


A Peacetime Bill for the Warrior: Shortchanging the Vietnam Vets

Mark Boulton

in Failing Our Veterans: The G.I. Bill and the Vietnam Generation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724873
eISBN:
9780814760420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724873.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines some of the consequences of the political wrangling in Washington on the Vietnam veterans' educational opportunities. Soon after the passage of the Veterans' Readjustment ... More


The Clash of the Texans: The Making of the 1966 Cold War G.I. Bill

Mark Boulton

in Failing Our Veterans: The G.I. Bill and the Vietnam Generation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724873
eISBN:
9780814760420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724873.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the political debates that accompanied the passage of the first of the Vietnam-era G.I. Bills, the Veterans' Readjustment Benefits Act of 1966. It considers the role of Senator ... More


The “New Deal” for Veterans

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/9780814762134.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines veterans' initial reaction to Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal. The 1933 Economy Act, the second piece of legislation passed in the New Deal's “Hundred Days,” had reduced ... More


“Do Something for the Soldier Boys”: Congress, the G.I. Bill of Rights, and the Contours of Liberalism

Nancy Beck Young

in Veterans' Policies, Veterans' Politics: New Perspectives on Veterans in the Modern United States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042077
eISBN:
9780813043456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042077.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the fight in Congress over the creation of the G.I. Bill of Rights, placing the episode in the larger context of postwar reconversion. The chapter argues that the G.I. Bill, ... More


Bullets and Benefits in the Israeli Welfare State

Michael Shalev and John Gal

in Warfare and Welfare: Military Conflict and Welfare State Development in Western Countries

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198779599
eISBN:
9780191824647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779599.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The unresolved territorial conflicts and outbreaks of violence that have characterized the history of Israel make it distinctive among welfare states in affluent democracies. The war which ... More


Why Do People Deceive Their Intimates?

Jill Elaine Hasday

in Intimate Lies and the Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190905941
eISBN:
9780190930233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190905941.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter focuses on what motivates intimate deceivers, presenting a taxonomy of common motivations. The book starts by examining deceivers because legal and popular scrutiny of intimate deception ... More


Convergences, 1939–1949

Robert Bothwell

in Your Country, My Country: A Unified History of the United States and Canada

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780195448801
eISBN:
9780190279660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195448801.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Political History

The Second World War and its aftermath marked a high point in Canadian-American relations. Founded on a common poetical objective—the defeat of the Axis powers—the two countries adopted strikingly ... More


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