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Judging Jehovah's Witnesses : religious persecution and the dawn of the rights revolution

Autore: Shawn Francis Peters
Editore: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©2000.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : State or province government publication : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"One of the worst outbreaks of religious persecution in U.S. history occured during World War II when Jehovah's Witnesses were intimidated, beaten, and even imprisoned for refusing to salute the flag or serve in the armed forces." "Determined to claim their First Amendment rights, Jehovah's Witnesses waged a tenacious legal campaign that led to twenty-three Supreme Court rulings between 1938 and 1946. Now Shawn  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: History
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Peters, Shawn Francis, 1966-
Judging Jehovah's Witnesses.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2000
(OCoLC)654035287
Tipo materiale: Government publication, State or province government publication
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Shawn Francis Peters
ISBN: 0700610081 9780700610082 0700611827 9780700611829
Numero OCLC: 42475751
Descrizione: x, 342 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contenuti: Introduction: A Turning Point for Religious Liberty --
Jehovah is My God and the Bible Is My Creed --
Felix's Fall-of-France Opinion --
They're Traitors--the Supreme Court Says So --
A Shocking Episode of Intolerance in American Life --
Religious Persecutions Under the Guise of Law --
Starvation into Patriotism --
Boundless Courage and Unending Perseverance --
Fighting Words --
Blot Removed --
A Question of Personal Liberty --
We Will Obey God First, Last, and All the Time.
Responsabilità: Shawn Francis Peters.

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While millions of Americans fought the Nazis, liberty was under attack at home with the persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses who were intimidated and even imprisoned for refusing to salute the flag or  Per saperne di più…

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