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Title Disabled veterans in history

Published Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2012


Location Call No. Status
Edition Enlarged and rev. ed.
Physical description 1 online resource (xxiii, 384 pages) illustrations
Series Corporealities : discourses of disability
Corporealities : discourses of disability
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Preface to the enlarged and revised edition : the continuing relevance of the study of disabled veterans -- Introduction : finding disabled veterans in history / David A. Gerber -- Philoctetes in historical context / Martha Edwards -- Heroes and misfits : the troubled social reintegration of disabled veterans of World War II in The best years of our lives / David A. Gerber -- Bitterness, rage, and redemption : Hollywood constructs the disabled Vietnam veteran / Martin F. Norden -- Disabled veterans and the state in early modern England / Geoffrey L. Hudson -- "A sacred debt" : veterans and the state in revolutionary and Napoleonic France / Isser Woloch -- From individual trauma to national policy : tracking the uses of Civil War veteran medical records / Robert I. Goler and Michael G. Rhode -- Work-therapy and the disabled British soldier in Great Britain in the First World War : the case of Shepherd's Bush Military Hospital, London / Jeffrey S. Reznick -- "Empty sleeves and wooden pegs" : disabled Confederate veterans in image and reality / R.B. Rosenburg -- Fifty years of pain : the history of Austrian disabled veterans after 1945 / Gregory Weeks -- Disabled Russian war veterans : surviving the collapse of the Soviet Union / Ethel Dunn -- Nomads in blue : disabled veterans and alcohol at the National Home / James Marten -- Will to work : disabled veterans in Britain and Germany after the First World War / Deborah Cohen -- Lieutenant John Counsell and the development of medical rehabilitation and disability policy in Canada / Mary Tremblay -- Post-modern American heroism : anti-war war heroes, survivor heroes, and the eclipse of traditional warrior values / Jonathan Shay -- Afterword : a challenge to historians -- Contributors.
Summary Explores the long-neglected history of those who have sustained lasting injuries or chronic illnesses while serving in uniform. The contributors to this volume cover an impressive range of countries in Europe and North America as well as a wide sweep of chronology from the Ancient World to the present. The essays address the emergence of "veteran" as a political category with unique privileges and entitlements and of disabled veterans as a special project--and indeed one of the original projects--of the modern welfare state.
Other author Gerber, David A., 1944-
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject History.
Disabled veterans.
Electronic books
ISBN 9780472028887