The Resource Confronting the war machine : draft resistance during the Vietnam War, Michael S. Foley, (electronic book)

Confronting the war machine : draft resistance during the Vietnam War, Michael S. Foley, (electronic book)

Label
Confronting the war machine : draft resistance during the Vietnam War
Title
Confronting the war machine
Title remainder
draft resistance during the Vietnam War
Statement of responsibility
Michael S. Foley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Shedding light on an understudied form of opposition to the Vietnam War, Michael Foley tells the story of draft resistance, the cutting edge of the antiwar movement at the height of the war's escalation. Unlike so-called draft dodgers, who evaded the draft by leaving the country or by securing a draft deferment by fraudulent means, draft resisters openly defied draft laws by burning or turning in their draft cards. Like civil rights activists before them, draft resisters invited prosecution and imprisonment. Focusing on Boston, Foley reveals the crucial role of draft resisters in shifting antiwar sentiment from the margins of society to the center of American politics. Their actions inspired other draft-age men opposed to the war--especially college students--to reconsider their place of privilege in a draft system that offered them protections and sent disproportionate numbers of working-class and minority men to Vietnam. This recognition sparked the change of tactics from legal protest to mass civil disobedience, drawing the Johnson administration into a confrontation with activists who were largely suburban, liberal, young, and middle class--the core of Johnson's Democratic constituency. Examining the day-to-day struggle of antiwar organizing carried out by ordinary Americans at the local level, Foley argues for a more complex view of citizenship and patriotism during a time of war
Member of
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Foley, Michael S
Dewey number
959.704/38
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS559.8.D7
LC item number
F65 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Label
Confronting the war machine : draft resistance during the Vietnam War, Michael S. Foley, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [425]-438) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10202616
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xv, 449 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Confronting the war machine : draft resistance during the Vietnam War, Michael S. Foley, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [425]-438) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10202616
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xv, 449 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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