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Confronting the war machine : draft resistance during the Vietnam War

Author: Michael S Foley
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2003.
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Shedding light on an understudied form of opposition to the Vietnam War, Michael Foley tells the story of draft resistance, the cutting edge of the antiwar movement at the height of the war's escalation. Unlike so-called draft dodgers, who evaded the draft by leaving the country or by securing a draft deferment by fraudulent means, draft resisters openly defied draft laws by burning or turning in their draft cards.  Read more...
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Foley, Michael S.
Confronting the war machine.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)680300841
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael S Foley
ISBN: 0807827673 9780807827673 0807854360 9780807854365
OCLC Number: 50166602
Description: xv, 449 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Pt 1. Toward a movement. A little band of bold pioneers --
The draft as a political issue and a movement target --
October 16 : a resolute show of moral force --
Pt 2. Confrontations and misconceptions. Filtered resistance : draft resisters' image and reality --
Uneasy waiting : draft resisters and the Johnson Administration --
Getting by with a little help from their friends --
Pt 3. Peaks, valleys, and the changing horizon. A new beginning : confrontation, renewal, and triumph --
Spring 1968 : a hothouse atmosphere --
Beyond draft resistance : new strategies and dangling men.
Responsibility: Michael S. Foley.
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This work looks at draft resistance, the cutting edge of the anti-war movement at the height of the Vietnam conflict. It focuses on Boston as a prominent centre of the movement and reveals the  Read more...

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