Confronting the War Machine: Draft Resistance during the Vietnam War / Edition 1

Confronting the War Machine: Draft Resistance during the Vietnam War / Edition 1

by Michael S. Foley
     
 


Focusing on the draft resistance movement in Boston in 1967-68, this study argues that these acts of mass civil disobedience turned the tide in the antiwar movement by drawing the Johnson administration into a confrontation with activists who were largely young, middle-class, liberal, and from suburban backgrounds--the core of Johnson's constituency.See more details below

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Focusing on the draft resistance movement in Boston in 1967-68, this study argues that these acts of mass civil disobedience turned the tide in the antiwar movement by drawing the Johnson administration into a confrontation with activists who were largely young, middle-class, liberal, and from suburban backgrounds--the core of Johnson's constituency.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807827673
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
03/31/2003
Edition description:
1
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction: Draft Resistance in American Memory3
Pt. IToward a Movement
1A Little Band of Bold Pioneers19
2The Draft as a Political Issue and a Movement Target48
3October 16: A Resolute Show of Moral Force76
Pt. IIConfrontations and Misconceptions
4Filtered Resistance: Draft Resisters' Image and Reality113
5Uneasy Waiting: Draft Resisters and the Johnson Administration131
6Getting by with a Little Help from Their Friends160
Pt. IIIPeaks, Valleys, and the Changing Horizon
7A New Beginning: Confrontation, Renewal, and Triumph225
8Spring 1968: A Hothouse Atmosphere264
9Beyond Draft Resistance: New Strategies and Dangling Men296
Epilogue337
App. A: Tables349
App. BStatement of Methodology363
App. CLetter to Survey Recipients and Questionnaire367
Notes387
Bibliography425
Index439

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