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The Resource Soldiers to citizens : the G.I. Bill and the making of the greatest generation, Suzanne Mettler

Soldiers to citizens : the G.I. Bill and the making of the greatest generation, Suzanne Mettler

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Soldiers to citizens : the G.I. Bill and the making of the greatest generation
Title
Soldiers to citizens
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the G.I. Bill and the making of the greatest generation
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Suzanne Mettler
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Language
eng
Summary
The G.I. Bill fueled not only the development of the middle class: it also revitalized American democracy. Americans who came of age during World War II joined fraternal groups and neighborhood and community organizations and took part in politics at rates that made the postwar era the twentieth century's civic "golden age." Drawing on extensive interviews and surveys with hundreds of members of the "greatest generation," Suzanne Mettler finds that by treating veterans as first-class citizens and in granting advanced education, the Bill inspired them to become the active participants thanks to whom memberships in civic organizations soared and levels of political activity peaked. Mettler probes how this landmark law produced such a civic renaissance. Most fundamentally, she discovers, it communicated to veterans that government was for and about people like them, and they responded in turn. In our current age of rising inequality and declining civic engagement, Soldiers to Citizens offers critical lessons about how public programs can make a difference
Awards note
Winner of American Political Science Association Politics and History Section: J. David Greenstone Award 2006.
Biographical or historical data
Suzanne Mettler is Alumni Associate Professor of Political Science at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, at Syracuse University. She is the author of the prize-winning Dividing Citizens.
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Mettler, Suzanne
Dewey number
305.90697
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Undergraduate
Literary form
non fiction
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  • History of the Americas
  • 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000
  • History
  • History of the Americas
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specialized
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Soldiers to citizens : the G.I. Bill and the making of the greatest generation, Suzanne Mettler
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Publication
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Paperback
Control code
9780195331301
Dimensions
23x15x2 cm.
Extent
288 p.
Isbn
9780195331301
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
20 halftones
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Soldiers to citizens : the G.I. Bill and the making of the greatest generation, Suzanne Mettler
Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9780195331301
Dimensions
23x15x2 cm.
Extent
288 p.
Isbn
9780195331301
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
20 halftones
Specific material designation
regular print

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