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Military draft

Author: Jeff Hay
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Greenhaven Press, ©2008.
Series: History of issues.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This book is an anthology of articles on the military draft discussing how the draft has evolved from the French Revolution to the twenty-first century and how it affects citizenship and personal freedom.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Hay
ISBN: 9780737738421 0737738421
OCLC Number: 156902343
Description: 196 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The military draft from the French Revolution through World War II. --
The first modern draft was a national call to arms / Alan Forrest --
A government of free people cannot enact a draft / Daniel Webster --
Antidraft riots bring chaos to Civil War-era New York City / Barnet Schechter --
America's World War I draft was a response to a changed world / John Whiteclay Chambers II --
Selling America's World War II draft / George Q. Flynn --
The push to create America's first peacetime draft had unforeseen effects / J. Gary Clifford and Samuel R. Spencer Jr. --
A student for the ministry refuses to register for the draft / Donald Benedict --
2. The notion of national service and the military needs of the Cold War. --
Drafting all men would provide many benefits / Dwight D. Eisenhower --
Universal service will provide both individual opportunity and social cohesion / Margaret Mead --
The Vietnam-era draft helped inspire huge protests / Jeff Leen --
A draft resister faces prison / J.K. Osborne --
3. The military draft, citizenship, and personal freedom. --
The U.S. Supreme Court establishes that the draft is constitutional / Edward D. White --
Conscription can help release powerful qualities outside of military needs / William James --
Many of the alleged benefits of a draft are questionable / James C. Miller III --
The reasons American women have not been drafted are changing / M.C. Devilbiss --
A draft would be both unfair and unnecessary / Milton Friedman --
4. The military draft in recent times. --
An Israeli draftee seeks moral conditions for service / Itamar Shahar --
European countries now reject the draft and the United States should too / Cindy Williams --
America needs an open, honest discussion of the draft / Philip Gold --
The war in Iraq demands shared sacrifice / Charles Rangel --
A draft is a misuse of resources and creates an army of misfits / Walter E. Williams.
Series Title: History of issues.
Responsibility: Jeff Hay, book editor.
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This book is an anthology of articles on the military draft discussing how the draft has evolved from the French Revolution to the twenty-first century and how it affects citizenship and personal freedom.

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