Confronting the War Machine

Confronting the War Machine

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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.Draft Resistance During the Vietnam War Michael S. Foley. Yet the draft ... Two years later, just weeks before he won the heavyweight boxing title from Sonny Liston, he failed the pre-induction mental examinations. Ali scored ... A second mental test proved that Ali did not fake the first exam, and he soon received a classification of 1-Y, not qualified for service. ... 10 In early 1966, as the demand for troops increased with the escalation of the war in Southeast Asia, however, the U.S. Armyanbsp;...

Title:Confronting the War Machine
Author: Michael S. Foley
Publisher:Univ of North Carolina Press - 2003

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