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Mustering In

Melinda L. Pash

in In the Shadow of the Greatest Generation: The Americans Who Fought the Korean War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767696
eISBN:
9780814789223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767696.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the circumstances that compelled Americans to accept military service as well as the experience of mustering into the armed forces in the early 1950s. The Korean War revived a ... More


“They’re Proud of It”

Shawn Francis Peters

in The Catonsville Nine: An American Story

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199827855
eISBN:
9780199950140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827855.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Assistant U.S. Attorney Arthur Murphy, delivering the opening statement for the prosecution, surprising absolutely no one as he laid out the federal government's workmanlike case against the ... More


“My God, They’re Burning Our Records!”

Shawn Francis Peters

in The Catonsville Nine: An American Story

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199827855
eISBN:
9780199950140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827855.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Even before the Baltimore Four raid in October 1967, draft boards were viewed as inviting potential targets for antiwar demonstrators, and Selective Service officials attempted to prepare draft ... More


From Protest to Resistance

Bruce Dancis

in Resister: A Story of Protest and Prison during the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452420
eISBN:
9780801470417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452420.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The author talks about how he became involved with the draft resistance movement while studying at Cornell University. During his sophomore year at Cornell in September 1966, he began conferring with ... More


Introduction

Bruce Dancis

in Resister: A Story of Protest and Prison during the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452420
eISBN:
9780801470417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452420.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In this book, the author recounts his experiences as a draft resister and his involvement with the student protest, civil, and antiwar movements of the 1960s. The author’s story began on December 14, ... More


Coming Out Under Fire

Allan Bérubé

in My Desire for History: Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834794
eISBN:
9781469603117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877982_berube.9
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

In this essay, Berube shifts his focus toward military policy and the Selective Service System, which he describes as “a stigmatizing machine.” He recounts the ways that lesbian and gay military ... More


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