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Liberty and conscience : a documentary history of the experiences of conscientious objectors in America through the Civil War

Author: Peter Brock
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While objections in the 20th century have been well documented, there has been little study of pacifist beliefs in America's early conflicts. This work seeks to remedy this by shedding new light on  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Brock
ISBN: 0195151216 9780195151213 0195151224 9780195151220
OCLC Number: 47667232
Description: xi, 194 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The first Quaker conscientious objectors in America, 1658 --
Rhode Island, 1673 : "None to be compelled to train or fight against their consciences" --
Witnessing to the Quaker peace testimony : Letter to the Governor of New York, 1672 ; From the minutes of the New England Yearly Meeting, 1712 ; Hatsell Okelley, 1748 --
Quakers and naval impressment, 1705 --
Conscientious objectors in the French and Indian War : From Joshua Evan's Journal, 1756 ; From John Woolman's Journal, 1757 --
Colonel George Washington and the Quaker conscientious objectors, 1760 ; Virginia Mennonites and the militia, 1755-1761 --
Militia "sufferings" among Quakers : Barbados, 1678-1686 ; Jamaica, 1683-1691 --
Alternative service and the Quakers of Antigua --
Quaker militia penalties --
Dilemmas of a Quaker tax and paper currency objector --
The German peace sects of Pennsylvania and the draft --
A peace sect wrestles with the problem of hiring a substitute --
The conscientious objection of a Methodist preacher --
The Moravian Brethren and war : The pacifism of John Ettwein --
Moravians and the draft, an ambiguous witness --
Legislative exemption for peace sects --
Quakers and military requisitions, 1810-1817 --
A Quaker family in the War of 1812 --
Quaker conscientious objectors in rural upper Canada, 1840 --
Continuing Quaker witness against war, 1801-1824 --
A Quaker petition against militia conscription, 1810 --
A small-sect militia objector --
Pleas for exemption of nonsectarian militia objectors : From the Massachusetts Peace Society, 1818 ; From the New England Nonresistance Society, 1838 --
William Lloyd Garrison as a militia objector, 1829 --
Should "pacific exempts" pay militia fines? --
Nonsectarian militia objectors in jail : "But do men ever go to prison rather than train?" ; From Boston's Leverett Street Jail, 1839 and 1840 --
Dilemmas of Quaker conscientious objectors in antebellum America : Militia fines ; Imprisonment of four New York Quakers, spring 1839 --
A Garrisonian mother and her draft-age sons --
William Lloyd Garrison and his son's exemption from miitary drill at school --
Conscript dilemmas at the Hopedale Community --
Draft experiences of a conscripted Shaker --
The Civis War diary of a Quaker conscript --
Trials of a Quaker conscientious objector in the Confederate Army --
A reluctant conscientious objector --
A consistent war-tax objector --
A Mennonite farmer hires a substitute --
Brethren and Mennonites as exiles from the Confederate draft --
Adventists confront the draft --
A Disciple of Christ goes the second mile --
Christadelphians and the draft.
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