Paying with Their Bodies: American War and the Problem of the Disabled Veteran

Author:   John M. Kinder ,  Teresa Lavender Fagan
Publisher:   The University of Chicago Press
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9780226420714


Pages:   368
Publication Date:   14 October 2016
Format:   Paperback
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Paying with Their Bodies: American War and the Problem of the Disabled Veteran


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Author:   John M. Kinder ,  Teresa Lavender Fagan
Publisher:   The University of Chicago Press
Imprint:   University of Chicago Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 2.00cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.496kg
ISBN:  

9780226420714


ISBN 10:   022642071
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   14 October 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Kinder has written a powerful and essential history of how disabled veterans came to be seen as a problem. His unflinching accounts of battlefield injuries illuminate the social costs of war. The impact of disability from Civil War amputations to World War I shell shock was driven not only by changes over time in combat, but also by the way injuries were viewed at home. War injury was drawn upon in both pro- and anti-war political struggles, and scandals over veterans care periodically rocked Washington. Veterans organizations like the American Legion divided over whether veterans with disabilities needed paternal care or self-empowerment. Ultimately the problem of disabled veterans went beyond the need for services. They embodied war s ongoing impact, complicating cultural and political efforts to leave war behind. An important contribution. --Mary L. Dudziak author of War Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences


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John M. Kinder is associate professor of American studies and history at Oklahoma State University.

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