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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:   eBook : Document : 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 early US religious and military history.
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Genre/Form: History
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Brock
ISBN: 0195151216 9780195151213 0195151224 9780195151220
OCLC Number: 57383666
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 194 pages)
Contents: Part I: Colonial America1: The First Quaker Conscientious Objectors in America, 16582: Rhode Island, 1673: "None to be compelled to train or fight against their consciouses"3: Witnessing to the Quaker Peace Testmony4: Quakers and Naval Impressment5: Conscientious Objectors in the French and Indian WarPart II. English West Indies6: Militia "Sufferings" among Quakers7: Alternative Service and the Quakers of AntiguaPart III: Revolutionary America8: Quaker Militia Penalties9: Dilemmas of a Quaker Tax and Paper Currency Objector10: The German Peace Sects of Pennsylvania and the Draft11: A Peace Sect Wrestles with the Problem of Hiring a Substitute12: The Conscientious Objection of a Methodist Preacher13: The Moravian Brethren and WarPart IV: Upper Canada14: Legislative Exemption for Peace Sects15: Quakers and Military Requisitions, 1810-181716: A Quaker Family in the War of 181217: Quaker Conscientious Objectors in Rural Upper Canada, 1840Part V: The New Republic to Antebellum America18: Continuing Quaker Witness against War, 1801-182419: A Quaker Petition against Militia Conscription, 181020: A Small-Sect Militia Objector21: Pleas for Exemption of Nonsectarian Milita Objectors22: William Lloyd Garrison as a Militia Objector, 182923: Should "Pacific Exempts" Pay Militia Fines?24: Nonsectarian Militia Objectors in Jail25: Dilemmas of Quaker Conscientious Objectors in Antebellum AmericaPart VI: Civil War America26: A Garrisonian Mother and Her Draft-Age Sons27: William Lloyd Garrison and His Son's Exemption from Military Drill at School28: Conscript Dilemmas at the Hopedale Community29: Draft Experiences of a Conscripted Shaker30: The Civil War Diary of a Quaker Conscript31: Trials of a Quaker Conscientious Objector in the Confederate Army32: A Reluctant Conscientious Objector33: A Consistent War-Tax Objector34: A Mennonite Farmer Hires a Substitute35: Brethren and Mennonites as Exiles from the Confederate Draft36: Adventists Confront the Draft37: A Disciple of Christ Goes the Second Mile38: Christadelphians and the Draft
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