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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…

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…

Tenuous ties between the Bonus Army and the Communist-led Workers Ex-Servicemen's League drove many to view the Bonus Army protesters as a Communist threat. And in addition, the integrated Bonus Army camps provided a viable threat to the segregated…
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