Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-265) and index.
Camp Red Cloud -- The Selective Service idea -- A sound and democratic principle -- Freedom to serve -- Who serves when not all serve? -- Conscription is a tax -- More than ever before -- To serve in silence -- An uneasy relationship -- The nation's conscience -- Individuals of note.
Who Serves? William Taylor shows us why the changing answers to that question matter, not only to the individuals involved but to the health of American democracy. A pioneering work on the political and social history of American military recruiting since the end of World War II.