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Of War and MenWorld War II in the Lives of Fathers and Their Families$
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Ralph LaRossa

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780226467429

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226470023.001.0001

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“Adventure … Begins at Home”

“Adventure … Begins at Home”

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(p.133) Nine “Adventure … Begins at Home”
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Of War and Men
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226470023.003.0010

This chapter examines the challenges faced by the veterans with the housing shortage in the U.S. in the late 1940s and early 1950s. It explains that during this period, the U.S. experienced a period of high inflation and most jobs were available in metropolises. It highlights the importance of G.I. Bill in helping veterans send their children going to school and in purchasing property with little or no down payment. This chapter also discusses the success of William J. Levitt in the real estate business.

Keywords:   veterans, housing shortage, U.S., inflation, G.I. Bill, William J. Levitt, real estate business

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