Conscription, Conscientious Objection, and Draft Resistance in American History (Hardcover)

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Conscription, Conscientious Objection, and Draft Resistance in American History (Hardcover)

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Conscription, Conscientious Objection, and Draft Resistance in American History is the definitive history of conscription in America. It is the first book ever to consider the entire temporal sweep of conscription from pre-Revolutionary War colonial militia drafts through the end of the Vietnam era. Each chapter contains an examination of that era's draft law, the actual workings of the conscription machinery, and relevant court decisions that shaped the draft in practice. In addition, the book describes the popular opposition to conscription: organized and unorganized, violent and nonviolent, public and clandestine, legal and illegal. Using sources never before utilized by historians, including government documents obtained in Freedom of Information Act requests, the book demonstrates how anti-conscription sentiment has been far deeper than is popularly appreciated.
Product Details ISBN: 9789004515284
ISBN-10: 9004515283
Publisher: Brill
Publication Date: September 28th, 2023
Pages: 404
Language: English