Glorious Contentment: The Grand Army of the Republic, 1865-1900

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Univ of North Carolina Press, Feb 1, 1997 - History - 332 pages
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The Grand Army of the Republic, the largest of all Union Army veterans' organizations, was the most powerful single-issue political lobby of the late nineteenth century, securing massive pensions for veterans and helping to elect five postwar presidents f

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Gilded Age America, argues this book, can best be understood as a postwar period. McConnell (history, Pitzer Coll.) uses the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) as a tool to illuminate what this meant in ... Read full review

Contents

Parade
1
Rank
18
Roster
53
Post Room
84
Relief Fund
125
Campfire
166
Flag
206
Notes
239
Bibliography
283
Index
301
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Stuart McConnell is associate professor of history at Pitzer College.

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