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Author Taylor, William A., 1975- author.

Title Military service and American democracy : from World War II to the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars / William A. Taylor.

Publication Info. Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2016]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  355.223 T219m 2016    ---  Available
Description xv, 282 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Modern war studies
Modern war studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-265) and index.
Contents 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.
Summary 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.
Subject United States -- Armed Forces -- Recruiting, enlistment, etc.
Draft -- United States -- History.
Military service, Voluntary -- United States -- History.
Democracy -- United States -- Citizen participation.
Democracy -- Citizen participation. (OCoLC)fst00890079
Draft. (OCoLC)fst00897312
Military service, Voluntary. (OCoLC)fst01021473
Recruiting and enlistment. (OCoLC)fst01091944
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780700623204 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0700623205 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780700623211 (ebook)

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