Liberty and Conscience

Liberty and Conscience

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While conscientious objection in the 20th century has been well documented, there has been surprisingly little study of its role in America's early conflicts. Brock seeks to remedy this oversight by presenting a rich and varied collection of documents--expressing both the objectors themselves as well as the authorities and general public--that shed new light on American religious and military history.Many had accepted full military service, others, like myself, had passed through the momentous period in a troubled state of mind, ... South drove from me all further thought of political activities in that section, and I went on to the completion of my college course at Grinnell, ... my mind, and many arguments were used to discourage from declining to pay this tax, by Friends [Quakers] who were intrusted withanbsp;...

Title:Liberty and Conscience
Author:Peter Brock
Publisher:Oxford University Press on Demand - 2002


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