Encyclopedia of the Veteran in America, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0313087598
  • ISBN-13: 9780313087592
  • DDC: 305.9
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1000 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released September 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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From the American Revolution to today's conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, Encyclopedia of the Veteran in America captures the experiences and lives of our nation's veterans in a comprehensive, unprecedented way. It is the first major reference work focused exclusively on an American soldier's view of military life during war and the often difficult return to civilian life and peacetime afterward.

Encyclopedia of the Veteran in America comprises over 100 insightful entries that include major examinations of the American Revolution, Civil War, World Wars I and II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and the Gulf, Afghan, and Iraq Wars, plus brief reviews of other conflicts. In addition, it highlights the specific experiences of POWs, MIAs, and their families, as well as African Americans, women, and American Indian soldiers. Additional entries focus on key historic figures like Theodore Roosevelt and General Douglas MacArthur, veterans' organizations like the American Legion and the VFW, legislative initiatives, and the full range of memorials and monuments dedicated to our fighting men and women.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Editor and Contributors.
List of Entries.
List of Primary Documents.
Guide to Related Topics.
1: Afghan War Veterans.
2: African American Veterans, American Revolution and War of 1812.
3: African American Veterans, Civil War.
4: African American Veterans, Korean War.
5: African American Veterans, Spanish-American War.
6: African American Veterans, Vietnam War to Iraq War.
7: African American Veterans, World War I.
8: African American Veterans, World War II.
9: Agent Orange.
10: American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor.
11: American Gold Star Mothers.
12: American Indian Veterans.
13: American Indian Veterans, Individuals.
14: American Legion.
15: American Veterans Committee.
16: American War Mothers.
17: Amvets.
18: Anti-War Veterans Associations.
19: Arlington National Cemetery.
20: Battlefield Preservation.
21: Benefits.
22: Blinded Veterans of America.
23: Blue Star Mothers.
24: Bonus March.
25: Brazilian Expeditionary Force Veterans.
26: Bunker Hill Monument.
27: Butler, Smedley (1881-1940).
28: Cambodia War Veterans.
29: Catholic War Veterans of the United States of America.
30: Civil War Veterans.
31: Civil War Veterans Overseas.
32: Coast Guard Veterans.
33: Community Service of Veterans' Organizations.
34: Confederate Veterans Associations.
35: Confederate Veterans in Brazil.
36: Confederate Veterans in Latin America (Excluding Brazil).
37: Daughters of the American Revolution.
38: Depleted Uranium.
39: Disabled Veterans.
40: Dodge, Grenville Mellen (1831-1916).
41: Early, Jubal (1816-1894).
42: Filipino-American Veterans.
43: Film and Veterans.
44: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Veterans.
45: Gettysburg National Cemetery.
46: Grand Army of the Republic.
47: Gulf War Syndrome.
48: Gulf War Veterans.
49: Hispanic American Veterans.
50: Housing.
51: Iraq War Veterans.
52: Iwo Jima Memorial.
53: Japanese American Veterans.
54: Jewish Veterans.
55: Korean War Veterans.
56: Lifton, Robert Jay (1926-).
57: Literature and Veterans.
58: Logan, John (1826-1886).
59: Macarthur, Douglas (1880-1964).
60: Mccain, John (1936-).
61: Memorial Day.
62: Merchant Marine Veterans.
63: Merry, John Festus (1844-1917).
64: Mexican Expeditions, 1914-1917.
65: Mexican War Veterans.
66: Military Chaplains Association.
67: Military Order of the Loyal legion of the United States (MOLLUS).
68: Music and Veterans.
69: Naval Order of the United States.
70: Newburgh Conspiracy.
71: Non-Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA).
72: O'Brien, Tim (1946-).
73: Oldest Surviving Veterans.
74: Pearl Harbor Survivors Association.
75: Peekskill Riot.
76: Pensions, Civil War.
77: Philippine War Veterans.
78: Polish Legion of American Veterans.
79: Politics, Veterans In.
80: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
81: Preferences in Government Employment.
82: Prisoners of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA).