Book Discussion on Beyond the Bonus March and GI Bill

Stephen Ortiz talked about his book Beyond the Bonus March and GI Bill: How Veteran Politics Shaped the New Deal Era (New York University… read more

Stephen Ortiz talked about his book Beyond the Bonus March and GI Bill: How Veteran Politics Shaped the New Deal Era (New York University Press, 2009). In his book he presents a history of World War I veterans and their efforts to organize into a political interest group. Mr. Ortiz examines the benefits that the veterans secured, including state pensions and bonuses and the affect they had on the New Deal era. He responded to questions from members of the audience at the seventh annual Roosevelt Reading Festival. It was held by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in the Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center in Hyde Park, New York. close

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  • Cynthia M. Koch Director Roosevelt (Franklin) Presidential Library and Museum
  • Stephen R. Ortiz Assistant Professor Bowling Green State University->History Department

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Book Discussion on Beyond the Bonus March and GI Bill

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Hyde Park, New York, United States
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Jul 25, 2010

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  • Jul 25, 2010 | 1:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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