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The Resource Women against the good war : conscientious objection and gender on the American home front, 1941-1947, Rachel Waltner Goossen

Women against the good war : conscientious objection and gender on the American home front, 1941-1947, Rachel Waltner Goossen

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Women against the good war : conscientious objection and gender on the American home front, 1941-1947
Title
Women against the good war
Title remainder
conscientious objection and gender on the American home front, 1941-1947
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Waltner Goossen
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • During World War II, more than 12,000 male conscientious objectors seeking alternatives to military service entered Civilian Public Service to do forestry, soil conservation, or other "work of national importance." But this government-sponsored, church-supported program also attracted some 2,000 women - most of whom were part of Mennonite, Amish, Brethren, or Quaker families with deeply held antiwar beliefsto 151 alternative service locations across the country. Rachel Waltner Goossen tells the story of these women against the "good war," women who identified themselves as conscientious objectors. Despite cultural hostility and discriminatory federal policies, they sought to demonstrate their humanitarian convictions by taking part in Civilian Public Service work
  • Based on little-known archival sources as well as oral history interviews and questionnaire responses, Goossen's study reveals the extent to which these women's religious and philosophical beliefs placed them on the margins of American society. Encouraged by religious traditions that prized nonconformity, these women made unusual choices, questioned government dictums, and defied societal expectations; all of which set them apart from the millions of Americans who supported the war effort
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DLC
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Goossen, Rachel Waltner
Dewey number
940.53/162
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.C82
LC item number
G66 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Gender & American culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Women
Label
Women against the good war : conscientious objection and gender on the American home front, 1941-1947, Rachel Waltner Goossen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [159]-174) 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
  • Conscripting of civilians
  • Am I worth dying for?
  • No girl should marry into this kind of life
  • Looking for a few good women
  • Collegiate women pacifists
  • In the aftermath of war
  • Questionnaire on women and civilian public service
Control code
36470314
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 180 pages
Isbn
9780807823668
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97009885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Women against the good war : conscientious objection and gender on the American home front, 1941-1947, Rachel Waltner Goossen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [159]-174) 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
  • Conscripting of civilians
  • Am I worth dying for?
  • No girl should marry into this kind of life
  • Looking for a few good women
  • Collegiate women pacifists
  • In the aftermath of war
  • Questionnaire on women and civilian public service
Control code
36470314
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 180 pages
Isbn
9780807823668
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97009885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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