The GI Bill: A New Deal for Veterans

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Page numbers in italic type refer to illustrations.
AAUW (American Association of University Women), 120, 121, 127–28
Abrams, M. H., 91
Adams, Arthur S., 127
Adams, Bristow, 99
Adams, John Quincy, 17
Addison, Paul, 42
African American veterans
discrimination in home loan program and redlining, 198–202
opportunities and gains from GI Bill, 86, 129, 137–39
and Title II programs
educational disparities and prejudice, 129, 130–32, 174
high participation in and enthusiasm about, 174–75
lack of adequate counseling, 134
stories of determination and success, 130–32, 138–39, 151–52
widespread VA discrimination, 132–34
and Title IV, 175–76, 232n59
and unemployment stipend, 64, 69–70
Albright, Joseph, 132–33, 174
Allen, A. Leonard, 70, 81
Allen, Lucille, 127
America, post–World War II
civil rights revolution, 209
general racial discrimination, 64–65, 70, 152, 198–99
segregated south, 134–36, 137, 196
veterans’ priorities, 180
See also African American veterans; housing, postwar period; New Deal; suburbanization
American Beveridge Plan, 43, 45, 52
American Council on Education, 54, 94, 220n16
American Jewish Congress, 144
American Legion
described, 37, 52
discrimination against war widows, 125
and monetary bonus, 27, 28, 30
opposition to Economy Act, 31–32
American Legion omnibus veterans’ bill early history and ideology
as bill for soldiers only, 57, 60, 219n2
categories of benefits, 55–57
draft of, and early version, 1, 51, 54, 55
to be exempt from New Deal reforms and government control, 57–59
key role for VA, 54, 56–57, 61
names for, 1, 3, 60
no mention of loan guarantees, 184

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