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Texas A & M University Military History #99: The Greatest Generation Comes Home: The Veteran in American Society

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At the conclusion of World War II, Americans anxiously contemplated the return to peace. It was an uncertain time, filled with concerns about demobilization, inflation, strikes, and the return of a second Great Depression. Balanced against these challenges was the hope in a future of unparalleled opportunities for a generation raised in hard times and war.

One of the remarkable untold stories of postwar America is the successful assimilation of sixteen million veterans back into civilian society after 1945. The G.I. generation returned home filled with the same sense of fear and hope as most citizens at the time. Their transition from conflict to normalcy is one of the greatest chapters in American history.

The Greatest Generation Comes Home combines military and social history into a comprehensive narrative of the veteran’s experience after World War II. It integrates early impressions of home in 1945 with later stories of medical recovery, education, work, politics, and entertainment, as well as moving accounts of the dislocation, alienation, and discomfort many faced. The book includes the experiences of not only the millions of veterans drawn from mainstream white America, but also the women, African Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans who served the nation.

Perhaps most important, the book also examines the legacy bequeathed by these veterans to later generations who served in uniform on new battlefields around the world.

Synopsis:

At the conclusion of World War II, Americans anxiously contemplated the return to peace. It was an uncertain time, rife with concerns about demobilization, inflation, strikes, and the return of a second Great Depression. Balanced against these challenges was the hope in a future of unparalleled opportunities for a generation raised in hard times and war. One of the remarkable untold stories of postwar America is the successful assimilation of sixteen million veterans back into civilian society after 1945. The G.I. generation returned home filled with the same sense of fear and hope that most citizens felt at the time. Their transition from conflict to normalcy is one of the greatest chapters in American history.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781585444885
Author:
Gambone, Michael D
Publisher:
Texas A&M University Press
Author:
Gambone, Michael D.
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/WWII
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/50s
Subject:
United States Social conditions 1945-
Subject:
United States History 1945-1953.
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series
Series Volume:
99
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
17 bandw photos.
Pages:
286
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.15 lb

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"Synopsis" by , At the conclusion of World War II, Americans anxiously contemplated the return to peace. It was an uncertain time, rife with concerns about demobilization, inflation, strikes, and the return of a second Great Depression. Balanced against these challenges was the hope in a future of unparalleled opportunities for a generation raised in hard times and war. One of the remarkable untold stories of postwar America is the successful assimilation of sixteen million veterans back into civilian society after 1945. The G.I. generation returned home filled with the same sense of fear and hope that most citizens felt at the time. Their transition from conflict to normalcy is one of the greatest chapters in American history.
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