Soldiers Back Home: The American Legion in Illinois, 1919-1939

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SOLDIERS
BACK HOME

THE AMERICAN LEGION IN
ILLINOIS, 1919–1939

THOMAS B. LITTLEWOOD

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY PRESS • CARBONDALE

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Soldiers Back Home: The American Legion in Illinois, 1919-1939
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents *
  • Illustrations ix
  • Preface xi
  • Soldiers Back Home *
  • The War as Prologue 1
  • 1 - Origins and Directions 11
  • 2 - In the Political Tangle 37
  • 3 - Chicago and Downstate 50
  • 4 - The Bronzeville Choice 71
  • 5 - Taking on the Red Menace 81
  • 6 - The Legion, the Klan, and Personal Liberty 92
  • 7 - The Quest for the Soldiers' Bonus 104
  • 8 - Hard Times in the Legion Hall 109
  • 9 - The Labor Movement 124
  • 10 - The Ups and Downs of the Alpha Legionnaires 136
  • 11 - Echoes of the Past 146
  • Epilogue 151
  • Appendix A - State Commanders of the American Legion, 1919–1939 159
  • Appendix B - American Legion Posts and Members, Illinois, 1920–1939 161
  • Notes 163
  • Bibliographic Essay 177
  • Index 181
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