By Stephen R. Ortiz
The interval among global Wars I and II was once a time of turbulent political swap, with suffragists, hard work radicals, demagogues, and different voices clamoring to be heard. One staff of activists that has but to be heavily tested through historians is global conflict I veterans. Mining the papers of the Veterans of international Wars (VFW) and the yankee Legion (AL), Stephen R. Ortiz finds that veterans actively equipped within the years following the battle to say kingdom merits (such as pensions and bonuses), and strove to articulate a job for themselves as a special political bloc throughout the New Deal era.
Beyond the Bonus March and GI Bill is exclusive in its remedy of worldwide conflict I veterans as major political actors throughout the interwar interval. Ortiz’s research reinterprets the political origins of the "Second" New Deal and Roosevelt’s electoral triumph of 1936, including intensity not just to our knowing of those occasions and the political weather surrounding them, yet to universal perceptions of veterans and their firms. In describing veteran politics and the aggressive dynamics among the AL and the VFW, Ortiz information the increase of prepared veterans as a strong curiosity team in sleek American politics.
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