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The Resource Northern passage : American Vietnam War resisters in Canada, John Hagan

Northern passage : American Vietnam War resisters in Canada, John Hagan

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Northern passage : American Vietnam War resisters in Canada
Title
Northern passage
Title remainder
American Vietnam War resisters in Canada
Statement of responsibility
John Hagan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"More than 50,000 draft-age American men and women migrated to Canada during the Vietnam War, the largest political exodus from the United States since the American Revolution. How are we to understand this migration three decades later? Was their action simply a marginal, highly individualized spin-off of the American antiwar movement, or did it have its own lasting collective meaning?" "John Hagan, himself a member of the exodus, searched declassified government files, consulted previously unopened resistance organization archives and contemporary oral histories, and interviewed American war resisters settled in Toronto to learn how they made the momentous decision. Canadian immigration officials at first blocked the entry of some resisters; then, under pressure from Canadian church and civil liberties groups, they fully opened the border, providing these Americans with the legal opportunity to oppose the Vietnam draft and military mobilization while beginning new lives in Canada. It was a turning point for Canada as well, an assertion of sovereignty in its post - World War II relationship with the United States."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hagan, John
Dewey number
959.707/704/38
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS559.8.D7
LC item number
H33 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Americans
  • Amnesty
  • Canada
  • United States
Label
Northern passage : American Vietnam War resisters in Canada, John Hagan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-263) 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
  • Preface: First Snow
  • Laws of Resistance
  • Opening the Gates
  • Toronto's American Ghetto
  • Activism by Exile
  • Two Amnesties and a Jailing
  • Choosing Canada
Control code
45413548
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 269 pages
Isbn
9780674004719
Lccn
00054012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Northern passage : American Vietnam War resisters in Canada, John Hagan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-263) 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
  • Preface: First Snow
  • Laws of Resistance
  • Opening the Gates
  • Toronto's American Ghetto
  • Activism by Exile
  • Two Amnesties and a Jailing
  • Choosing Canada
Control code
45413548
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 269 pages
Isbn
9780674004719
Lccn
00054012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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