The Anzac citizen: Towards a history of the RSL

Crotty, Martin (2007) The Anzac citizen: Towards a history of the RSL. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 53 2: 183-193. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8497.2007.00453.x

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Author Crotty, Martin
Title The Anzac citizen: Towards a history of the RSL
Journal name Australian Journal of Politics and History   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-9522
Publication date 2007-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8497.2007.00453.x
Volume 53
Issue 2
Start page 183
End page 193
Total pages 11
Editor M. Crotty
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Publisher Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject C1
430101 History - Australian
2103 Historical Studies
Abstract This article examines the early years of the Returned Sailors'and Soldiers'Imperial League of Australia (RSSILA, later RSL). It argues that ideas of citizenship were pivotal to the world view and activism of the RSL as it sought to advance the interests and outlooks of its members. The RSL claimed that its members had served the nation and empire to such an extent that their citizenship status was enhanced, while that of those who had not served was diminished. This philosophy provided the underpinnings and justification for the RSL's campaigns for better pension rights, employment opportunities and access to land, often at the expense of those the RSL believed were of lower civic status through a lack of war service.
Keyword History
Returned Soldiers League (RSL)
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Additional Notes Special Issue: Special Issue: Australian Citizenship and the Two World Wars. Guest Editor: Martin Crotty

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