The GI Bill

Frydl, Kathleen (Book - 2009)
The GI Bill
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Kathleen J. Frydl examines how the GI Bill serves as an instructive example of successful federal power in modern America.
Scholars have argued about U.S. state development - in particular its laggard social policy and weak institutional capacity - for generations. Neo-institutionalism has informed and enriched these debates, but, as yet, no scholar has reckoned with a very successful and sweeping social policy designed by the federal government: the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, more popularly known as the GI Bill. Kathleen J. Frydl addresses the GI Bill in the first study based on systematic and comprehensive use of the records of the Veterans Administration. Frydl's research situates the Bill squarely in debates about institutional development, social policy and citizenship, and political legitimacy. It demonstrates the multiple ways in which the GI Bill advanced federal power and social policy, and, at the very same time, limited its extent and its effects.

Authors: Frydl, Kathleen
Statement of Responsibility: Kathleen J. Frydl
Title: The GI Bill
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009
Characteristics: xvi, 379 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: The roots of the GI Bill
The GI Bill
Fall from grace
Scandal and the GI Bill
African-American veterans
Higher education
Subject Headings: Veterans Education Law and legislation United States Veterans Legal status, laws, etc. United States
Topical Term: Veterans
Alternate Title: G.I. Bill
LCCN: 2008043675
ISBN: 052151424X
Research Call Number: JFE 09-3149
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