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Twin brothers Joseph and Nick Oliver describe their first-hand experience at the march camps and tell the story of their father Antonio Oliverio, a WWI veteran who let the Bel Vernon American Legion to the Bonus Army March in 1932 to petition the…

In this interview, historian Jennifer Keene discusses the significance of the Bonus Army Marches in relation to 1) the New Deal and the Great Depression, 2) WWII and the creation of the GI Bill, and 3) WWI and the citizen-soldier. In a comprehensive…

Historian James Horton explores the racial aspects of the Bonus Army and how veteran status became a unifying factor despite socialized segregation in the 1930's. Horton discusses how the concept of the New Negro and exposure to integrated European…

A detailed overview of the events leading up to and the consequences following the Bonus Army by historian Paul Dickson. During the Great Depression, World War I veterans marched on Washington to demand their wartime compensation. Dickson discusses…
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