Hard Times; an Oral History of the Great Depression - Study Guide Book 1: The March, The Song, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Summary & Analysis

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The March concerns the Bonus March of 1932, in which veterans of the first World War protest in Washington for their delayed bonuses. Jim Sheridan is not a veteran, but having hear about the march from a friend he decides to join in support. Sheridan rides with a group of vets in a boxcar. En route, one of the vets' children dies of smoke inhalation. Arriving in DC, he finds large shanty-towns—Hoovervilles—set up throughout town, inhabited by vets. They are squatting in abandoned office flats. Eventually, Hoover sends MacArthur himself—aided by a young Dwight Eisenhower—to disperse the crowds. Over the next couple days, the veterans are assailed with guns, bayonets bludgeons, tear gas, and the shanties are burned...

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