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The Resource We have just begun to not fight : an oral history of conscientious objectors in civilian public service during World war II, Heather T. Frazer and John O'Sullivan

We have just begun to not fight : an oral history of conscientious objectors in civilian public service during World war II, Heather T. Frazer and John O'Sullivan

Label
We have just begun to not fight : an oral history of conscientious objectors in civilian public service during World war II
Title
We have just begun to not fight
Title remainder
an oral history of conscientious objectors in civilian public service during World war II
Statement of responsibility
Heather T. Frazer and John O'Sullivan
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • World War II stands, for most Americans, as the "good" war; it was a necessary war fought for a just cause. Yet more than 40,000 American men refused to fight the war. Citing principled opposition, they declared themselves conscientious objectors. Rejecting combat duty, the men served as noncombatants in the military, performed alternative civilian service, and in some cases took an absolutist position and went to prison. "We Have Just Begun To Not Fight" is devoted to the nearly 12,000 men who entered Civilian Public Service (CPS) with the intent to perform "work of national importance" as an alternative to combat duty. CPS men worked as aides in mental hospitals, volunteered as smoke jumpers in forest fires, and participated in grueling medical and scientific experiments. They were a remarkably diverse group - blue-collar workers, college professors, Amish farmers, and Pulitzer Prize winners - motivated by a wide range of philosophical and political beliefs. Religious fundamentalists, anarchists, absolutists, socialists, and Father Coughlinites came together in the 151 CPS camps scattered throughout the country. The communities they created in the camps, as well as their encounters with the local, often hostile communities surrounding them, are a largely unexamined aspect of wartime America
  • Authors Heather T. Frazer and John O'Sullivan record the oral histories of 15 CPS men and 2 CPS wives whose recollections and reflections impart a rich understanding of this exercise of conscience in wartime
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frazer, Heather T
Dewey number
940.53/162/0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.C82
LC item number
F73 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1939-2000
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
O'Sullivan, John
Series statement
Twayne's oral history series
Series volume
no. 18
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilian Public Service
  • Civilian Public Service
  • Civilian Public Service
  • World War
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Service, Compulsory non-military
  • Oral history
  • Conscientious objectors
  • Oral history
  • Service, Compulsory non-military
  • United States
Label
We have just begun to not fight : an oral history of conscientious objectors in civilian public service during World war II, Heather T. Frazer and John O'Sullivan
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0b3g4-aa
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The organization and functioning of CPS: M.R. Zigler, Stephen Cary, Herman Will -- Historic peace church members encounter CPS: Uriah Mast, Robert Doak, Ivan Amstutz -- CPS men from outside the historic peace tradition: Nathaniel Hoffman, Benjamin L. Reid, Gordon Zahn -- From CPS to prison: Bent Andresen, Edward Burrows -- The search for work of national importance: George Granger, William Channel, Paul and Jayne Wilhelm, William and Wilma Ludlow -- Reflections on the CPS experience: Hoosag Gregory, J. Benjamin Stalvey, William Stafford
Control code
ocm32666666
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxv, 268 pages, [4] pages of plates
Isbn
9780805792256
Lccn
95020068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o32666666
  • (OCoLC)32666666
Label
We have just begun to not fight : an oral history of conscientious objectors in civilian public service during World war II, Heather T. Frazer and John O'Sullivan
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0b3g4-aa
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The organization and functioning of CPS: M.R. Zigler, Stephen Cary, Herman Will -- Historic peace church members encounter CPS: Uriah Mast, Robert Doak, Ivan Amstutz -- CPS men from outside the historic peace tradition: Nathaniel Hoffman, Benjamin L. Reid, Gordon Zahn -- From CPS to prison: Bent Andresen, Edward Burrows -- The search for work of national importance: George Granger, William Channel, Paul and Jayne Wilhelm, William and Wilma Ludlow -- Reflections on the CPS experience: Hoosag Gregory, J. Benjamin Stalvey, William Stafford
Control code
ocm32666666
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxv, 268 pages, [4] pages of plates
Isbn
9780805792256
Lccn
95020068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o32666666
  • (OCoLC)32666666

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