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Rough draft : Cold War military manpower policy and the origins of Vietnam-era draft resistance

Author: Amy J Rutenberg
Publisher: Ithaca [New York] : Cornell University Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"America's inequitable system of draft deferments during the Vietnam War was the direct outgrowth of military manpower policies designed to fight the Cold War at home"--
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rutenberg, Amy J., 1977-
Rough draft.
Ithaca [New York] : Cornell University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018054968
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy J Rutenberg
ISBN: 9781501739361 1501739360 9781501739583 1501739581
OCLC Number: 1074268454
Description: xiv, 259 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Digging for deferments : World War II, 1940-1945 --
To rub smooth the sharp edges : universal military training, 1943-1951 --
Really first-class men : the early Cold War, 1948-1953 --
A draft-dodging business : manpower channeling, 1955-1965 --
The most important human salvage operation in the history of our country : the War on Poverty, 1961-1969 --
Choice or chance : the Vietnam War, 1965-1973.
Responsibility: Amy J. Rutenberg.

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Rough Draft draws the curtain on the race and class inequities of the Selective Service during the Vietnam War. Amy J. Rutenberg argues that policy makers' idealized conceptions of Cold War  Read more...

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