The Resource Burdens of war : creating the United States Veterans Health System, Jessica L. Adler

Burdens of war : creating the United States Veterans Health System, Jessica L. Adler

Label
Burdens of war : creating the United States Veterans Health System
Title
Burdens of war
Title remainder
creating the United States Veterans Health System
Statement of responsibility
Jessica L. Adler
Title variation
Creating the United States Veterans Health System
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"During and after World War I, policy makers, soldiers, and veterans laid the groundwork for the extension of government-sponsored medical care to millions of former service members. In the process, they built a pillar of the American welfare state. Legislation and rehabilitation plans formulated shortly after the U.S. entered the Great War aimed to minimize the government's long-term obligations to veterans, but within a decade, those who had served gained conditional access to their own direct assistance agency and a national system of hospitals. Burdens of War explains why that drastic transition occurred, and how one group of citizens won the right to obtain publicly funded health services. The story of the early roots of service-related health policies has a variety of larger implications. It shows how veterans' welfare shifted from centering on pension and domicile care programs rooted in the nineteenth century to the provision of access to direct medical services; how shifting ideals about hospitals and medical care influenced policy at the dusk of the Progressive Era; how race, class, and gender shaped the health-related experiences of soldiers, veterans, and caregivers; and how interest groups capitalized on a tense political and social climate to bring about change. On a general level, an examination of the roots of a nationwide veterans' hospital system demonstrates how privileges were won in the twentieth-century United States. It reveals a moment of state expansion, but also illustrates the wider tendency of the U.S. government to award entitlements selectively. The policies that paved the way for the advent of a veterans' medical system thus deserve to be considered as foundational in the development and shape of the American welfare state."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
362.1086/970973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
UB369
LC item number
.A475 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Burdens of war : creating the United States Veterans Health System, Jessica L. Adler
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- a solemn obligation: war, and federally sponsored health care vi -- An extra-hazardous occupation: preparing for the health outcomes of war -- A stupendous task: dynamics and challenges of domestic military health care -- War was hell but the after-war effects were 'heller': an Army responsibility becomes a societal obligation -- The debt we owe them: advocating, funding, and planning for veterans' health Care -- One of the epochs of veteran relief: creating and growing the Veterans' Bureau and its hospitals -- The scope of the scheme is widened: experiencing and entrenching a federal health system -- State medicine: enduring under fire -- Conclusion: A huge policy success story? The legacy of Great War health policy
Control code
on1002109202
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 353 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421422886
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b37257584
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1002109202
  • pebc1421422883

Library Locations

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