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Rough Draft - Cold War Military Manpower Policy and the Origins of Vietnam-Era Draft Resistance (Hardcover) Loot Price: R2,044
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Rough Draft - Cold War Military Manpower Policy and the Origins of Vietnam-Era Draft Resistance (Hardcover): Amy J. Rutenberg

Rough Draft - Cold War Military Manpower Policy and the Origins of Vietnam-Era Draft Resistance (Hardcover)

Amy J. Rutenberg

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Rough Draft draws the curtain on the race and class inequities of the Selective Service during the Vietnam War. Amy J. Rutenberg argues that policy makers' idealized conceptions of Cold War middle-class masculinity directly affected whom they targeted for conscription and also for deferment. Federal officials believed that college educated men could protect the nation from the threat of communism more effectively as civilians than as soldiers. The availability of deferments for this group mushroomed between 1945 and 1965, making it less and less likely that middle-class white men would serve in the Cold War army. Meanwhile, officials used the War on Poverty to target poorer and racialized men for conscription in the hopes that military service would offer them skills they could use in civilian life. As Rutenberg shows, manpower policies between World War II and the Vietnam War had unintended consequences. While some men resisted military service in Vietnam for reasons of political conscience, most did so because manpower polices made it possible. By shielding middle-class breadwinners in the name of national security, policymakers militarized certain civilian roles-a move that, ironically, separated military service from the obligations of masculine citizenship and, ultimately, helped kill the draft in the United States.

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Imprint: Cornell University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2019
Authors: Amy J. Rutenberg (Assistant Professor)
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 276
ISBN-13: 978-1-5017-3936-1
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Battles & campaigns
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > Military life & institutions > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities > Social classes > General
Books > Humanities > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945 > Vietnam War
Books > Humanities > History > American history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945 > Vietnam War
Books > History > American history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945 > Vietnam War
Books > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945 > Vietnam War
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
LSN: 1-5017-3936-0
Barcode: 9781501739361

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