Confronting the War Machine: Draft Resistance During the Vietnam War

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2003 - History - 449 pages
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 draf
 

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Foley (history, Staten Island Coll., CUNY) offers a scholarly investigation of the Boston-area draft resistance movement from 1966 to 1969. He focuses not on draft dodgers but on resisters, whose most ... Read full review

Confronting the war machine: draft resistance during the Vietnam War

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Foley (history, Staten Island Coll., CUNY) offers a scholarly investigation of the Boston-area draft resistance movement from 1966 to 1969. He focuses not on draft dodgers but on resisters, whose most ... Read full review

Contents

A Little Band of Bold Pioneers
19
The Draft as a Political Issue and a Movement Target
48
October 16 A Resolute Show of Moral Force
76
Filtered Resistance Draft Resisters Image and Reality
113
Uneasy Waiting Draft Resisters and the Johnson Administration
131
Getting by with Little Help from Their Friends
158
A New BeginningConfrontation Renewal and Triumph
223
Spring 1968 A Hothouse Atmosphere
262
Epilogue
335
Tables
347
Statement of Methodology
361
Letter to Survey Recipients and Questionnaire
365
Notes
385
Bibliography
423
Index
437
Copyright

Beyond Draft Resistance New Strategies and Dangling Men
294

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About the author (2003)

Michael S. Foley is assistant professor of history at the City University of New York's College of Staten Island.

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