Confronting the War Machine : Draft Resistance during the Vietnam War
By: Foley, Michael S.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2003Description: 1 online resource (468 p.).ISBN: 9780807862438.Subject(s): Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Draft resisters -- United States | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Confronting the War Machine : Draft Resistance during the Vietnam WarDDC classification: 959.704/38 LOC classification: DS559.8.D7 -- F65 2003Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction: Draft Resistance in American Memory; Notes; Part I. Toward a Movement; 1. A Little Band of Bold Pioneers; Sons of Liberty? 1740-1966; Pacifists' Progress, 1957-1966; America and Conscription, 1789-1965; "I Fought the Law, and the Law Won," March 1966 to March 1967; Notes; 2. The Draft as a Political Issue and a Movement Target; The Draft as a Political Issue; We Won't Go; Draft Reform?; The Boston Draft Resistance Group; The Early Morning Show and the Horror Show; Draft Counseling; Notes
3. October 16: A Resolute Show of Moral ForceSeeds of Resistance; Intellectual Roots and Debates on the Left; Planning October 16; Obedience to a Higher Allegiance; Notes; Part II. Confrontations and Misconceptions; 4. Filtered Resistance: Draft Resisters' Image and Reality; Inflammatory Images; Children of the American Dream; Notes; 5. Uneasy Waiting: Draft Resisters and the Johnson Administration; All the President's Men; Ner Meets FBI; The Selective Service Responds; Notes; 6. Getting by with a Little Help from their Friends; All in the Family; Unexpected Consequences; A Network of Support
BDRG and Resistance''Girls Say 'Yes' to Guys who Say 'No' ''; ''A Child has Spawned Parents''; November 16 and December 4; Notes; Section of Illustrations; Part III. Peaks, Valleys, and the Changing Horizon; 7. A New Beginning: Confrontation, Renewal, and Triumph; The Hammer Falls; Indictments as Catalyst; Refusing Induction; Howard Marston Jr.; James Oestereich and Richard Hughes; Ray Mungo; Worries in Washington; Sensing their Strength; Notes; 8. Spring 1968: A Hothouse Atmosphere; King's Death and a World Upside Down; Sanctuary at Arlington Street; The Spock Trial; Notes
9. Beyond Draft Resistance: New Strategies and Dangling MenSo, You Say You Want a Revolution; Hippies, Suburbanites, and High Schoolers; The GI Alliance; Support and Forgotten Draft Resisters; Notes; Epilogue; Nixon Takes Notice; Life after the Resistance; Looking Back; Notes; Appendix A: Tables; Appendix B: Statement on Methodology; Appendix C: Letter to Survey Recipients and Questionnaire; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A-B; C; D; E-F; G-H; I-K; L-N; O-Q; R-S; T-W; Y-Z
Shedding light on a misunderstood 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 left the country or manipulated deferments, 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, one of the movement's most prominent centers, 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.
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