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The Pension Crisis of 1893

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How a change in Pension law cut off hundreds of widows, and how they fought back.

A Creature of Its Time: The Pension Bureau

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Courtesy of the LOC

By the of the 19th century, United States’ pension administration was huge: occupying an imposing building, overseeing the distribution of $138 million in pensions to nearly a million Union veterans and surviving relatives.

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