Conscience in America; a documentary history of conscientious objection in America, 1757-1967.

New York, Dutton, 1968.

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Subjects Conscientious objection -- United States -- History.
Conscientious objection.
Conscientious objectors -- United States -- History.
Conscientious objectors.
Objecteurs de conscience -- Etats-Unis.
United States.
Series A Dutton paperback ; 210.
Description 444 pages 19 cm.
Copyright Date 1968.
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Also issued online.
Contents From The journal : considerations on the payment of a tax laid for carrying on the war against the Indians ; the drafting of the militia in New Jersey, 1757, 1758 / John Woolman -- A candid declaration of some so-called Schwenkfelders concerning present militia affairs, May 1, 1777 -- Quaker memorial (against oath taking) to the General Assembly of Pennsylvania, 1779 -- Proposals to the Congress for a Bill of Rights, 1789 / James Madison -- A letter from one of the Society of Friends relative to the conscientious scrupulousness of its members to bear arms, 1795 -- Petition to my fellow countrymen, 1810 / Alexander Rogers -- Memorial of the religious Society of Friends to the legislature of Virginia on the militia laws, 1813 -- Speech against the conscription bill, House of Representatives, December 9, 1814 / Daniel Webster -- Resolution of the annual conference of Brethren, 1815 -- A memorial of the society of people commonly called Shakers, containing a brief statement of the principles and reasons on which their objections and conscientious aversion to bearing arms, hiring substitutes, or paying an equivalent in lieu thereof, are founded, 1818 -- A plea for Captain John Brown, 1859 / Henry David Thoreau -- Claim for exemption from militia duty in the state of Pennsylvania, 1862 -- The Quakers and the war -- Report of a Quaker meeting with Secretary of War Stanton, 1863 -- Plea to Secretary of War Stanton on behalf of a conscripted Quaker, 1863 -- Legislation providing noncombatant service for conscientious objectors, 1864 -- Quaker opposition to noncombatant service, 1864 -- Report of a Quaker meeting with Secretary of War Stanton, 1865 -- From The record of a Quaker conscience, 1863 / Cyrus Pringle -- Two Lincoln letters, 1862, 1864 -- Statement of Quaker principles against bearing arms and paying fines, 1865 -- The case of Seth Laughlin of Virginia, 1863 -- From the Diary of Himelius M. Hockett, 1863 -- Quaker memorial to Jefferson Davis concerning the draft laws, 1864 -- Selective Service regulations, 1917 -- Selective Service questionnaire (Form 1001), 1917 -- Statement of a political objector, 1918 / Carl Haessler -- I refuse to serve, 1918 / Roderick Seidenberg -- The case of Roger N. Baldwin -- From Political prisoners in Federal military prisons, 1918 -- Statement by the Secretary of War, 1918 -- From The Congressional record : on conscientious objectors, 1919 -- I sing of Olaf glad and big / E.E. Cummings -- Fraina and others volume United States, 1918 -- United States volume Schwimmer, 1929 -- United States volume Macintosh, 1931 -- In re Summers, 1944 -- Girouard volume United States, 1946 -- Special form for conscientious objectors (DSS form 47), 1941 -- Testimony before Congressional subcommittees on conscientious objectors, 1941, 1942 -- Reports of superintendents of state mental hospitals on the work of conscientious objectors, 1943-45 -- From Of holy disobedience, 1952 / A.J. Muste -- United States volume Seeger, 1965 -- Draft card burning, 1965, 1966 -- United States volume Mitchell, 1966, 1967 -- Bond volume Floyd, 1966 -- Lynd volume Rusk, 1966 -- Mora and others volume McNamara, 1967 -- Scientists for peace -- From A proposal : research for peace, 1958 / Linus Pauling -- From The voyage of the Golden Rule, 1959 / Albert S. Bigelow -- From Forbidden voyage, 1961 / Earle Reynolds -- From How we went : San Francisco to Moscow walk, 1961 / Jules Rabin -- I will keep my soul, 1961 / James Farmer -- From Are we on the road to war?, 1962 / Leo Szilard -- Nonpayment of war taxes, 1966 -- Letters and petitions, 1965-67 -- From The higher patriotism and from The arrogance of power, 1966 / Senator William J. Fulbright -- Declaration of independence from the war in Vietnam, 1967 / Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Statement of conscientious objection, 1966 / Benjamin Sherman.
Genre History.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)360429
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Schlissel, Lillian,
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