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

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This first political and social history of the American Legion in Illinois from its formation in 1919 to the onset of World War II focuses on the organization s influence on the two political parties and on public opinion at the state and local levels. Gauging the singular influence of the organization in a particularly turbulent time in Illinois and American history, Thomas B. Littlewood argues that the local orientation of individual posts was probably more important to most Legionnaires than the activities of the ...

Soldiers Back Home: The American Legion in Illinois, 1919-1939 2004, Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780809325870

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