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Beyond the Bonus March and GI BillHow Veteran Politics Shaped the New Deal Era

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

Stephen R. Ortiz

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762134
eISBN:
9780814762561
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762134.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The period between World Wars I and II was a time of turbulent political change, with suffragists, labor radicals, demagogues, and other voices clamoring to be heard. One group of activists that has ... More

Children and Youth During the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Children and Youth During the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

James Marten (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479894147
eISBN:
9781479804078
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479894147.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the decades after the Civil War, urbanization, industrialization, and immigration marked the start of the Gilded Age, a period of rapid economic growth but also social upheaval. Reformers ... More

Entangling AlliancesForeign War Brides and American Soldiers in the Twentieth Century

Entangling Alliances: Foreign War Brides and American Soldiers in the Twentieth Century

Susan Zeiger

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814797174
eISBN:
9780814797488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814797174.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Throughout the twentieth century, American male soldiers returned home from wars with foreign-born wives in tow, often from allied, but at times from enemy, nations, resulting in a new, official ... More

Failing Our VeteransThe G.I. Bill and the Vietnam Generation

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

Mark Boulton

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724873
eISBN:
9780814760420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724873.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Returning Vietnam War veterans had every reason to expect that the government would take care of their readjustment needs in the same way it had done for veterans of both World War II and the Korean ... More

Fueling the Gilded AgeRailroads, Miners, and Disorder in Pennsylvania Coal Country

Fueling the Gilded Age: Railroads, Miners, and Disorder in Pennsylvania Coal Country

Andrew B. Arnold

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814764985
eISBN:
9780814724958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814764985.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

If the railroads won the Gilded Age, the coal industry lost it. Railroads epitomized modern management, high technology, and vast economies of scale. By comparison, the coal industry was ... More

Health in the CityRace, Poverty, and the Negotiation of Women's Health in New York City, 1915-1930

Health in the City: Race, Poverty, and the Negotiation of Women's Health in New York City, 1915-1930

Tanya Hart

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479867998
eISBN:
9781479875184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867998.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Shortly after the dawn of the twentieth century, the New York City Department of Health decided to address what it perceived as the racial nature of health. It delivered heavily racialized care in ... More

Highway under the HudsonA History of the Holland Tunnel

Highway under the Hudson: A History of the Holland Tunnel

Robert W. Jackson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814742990
eISBN:
9780814745045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814742990.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Every year, more than thirty-three million vehicles traverse the Holland Tunnel, making their way to and from Jersey City and Lower Manhattan. From tourists to commuters, many cross the tunnel's ... More

In the Shadow of the Greatest GenerationThe Americans Who Fought the Korean War

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

Melinda L. Pash

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767696
eISBN:
9780814789223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767696.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book focuses on the Americans who served in the Korean War from June 1950 to July 1953. More specifically, it examines the Korean War veterans' upbringing, military training, and wartime ... More

Of Little ComfortWar Widows, Fallen Soldiers, and the Remaking of the Nation after the Great War

Of Little Comfort: War Widows, Fallen Soldiers, and the Remaking of the Nation after the Great War

Erika Kuhlman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748398
eISBN:
9780814749050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748398.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During and especially after World War I, the millions of black-clad widows on the streets of Europe's cities were a constant reminder that war caused carnage on a vast scale. But widows were far more ... More

Preserving South Street SeaportThe Dream and Reality of a New York Urban Renewal District

Preserving South Street Seaport: The Dream and Reality of a New York Urban Renewal District

James M. Lindgren

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479822577
eISBN:
9781479825578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479822577.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book tells the story, from the 1960s to the present, of the South Street Seaport District of Lower Manhattan—one of the last neighborhoods of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century New ... More

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