Chapter

“Rights” of Passage

in Of War and Men

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780226467429
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226470023 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226470023.003.0006
“Rights” of Passage

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This chapter focuses on the return home of American soldiers after the surrender of both Germany and Japan. The War Department devised an Adjusted Service Rating for the returning soldiers, which included the notion of a parenthood credit. Winning the war made Americans fiercely patriotic and deeply appreciative of the men who would be dubbed the country's best and the soldiers themselves also took pride in what they felt they had accomplished. This chapter also discusses how the bravery of the African Americans was repeatedly questioned.

Keywords: American soldiers; Germany; Japan; War Department; Adjusted Service Rating; parenthood credit; African Americas

Chapter.  6053 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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