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Foley, Michael S.

Overview
Works: 7 works in 32 publications in 1 language and 3,324 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Sources  Military history  Interviews 
Classifications: DS559.8.D7, 959.70438
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Confronting the war machine : draft resistance during the Vietnam War by Michael S Foley ( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 1,864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shedding light on an understudied form of opposition to the Vietnam War, Michael Foley tells the story of draft resistance, the cutting edge of the antiwar movement at the height of the war's escalation. Unlike so-called draft dodgers, who evaded the draft by leaving the country or by securing a draft deferment by fraudulent means, draft resisters openly defied draft laws by burning or turning in their draft cards. Like civil rights activists before them, draft resisters invited prosecution and imprisonment. Focusing on Boston, Foley reveals the crucial role of draft resisters in shifting antiwar sentiment from the margins of society to the center of American politics. Their actions inspired other draft-age men opposed to the war--especially college students--to reconsider their place of privilege in a draft system that offered them protections and sent disproportionate numbers of working-class and minority men to Vietnam. This recognition sparked the change of tactics from legal protest to mass civil disobedience, drawing the Johnson administration into a confrontation with activists who were largely suburban, liberal, young, and middle class--the core of Johnson's Democratic constituency. Examining the day-to-day struggle of antiwar organizing carried out by ordinary Americans at the local level, Foley argues for a more complex view of citizenship and patriotism during a time of war
Dear Dr. Spock : letters about the Vietnam War to America's favorite baby doctor by Michael S Foley ( Book )
9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"At the height of the Vietnam War, thousands of Americans wrote moving letters to Dr. Benjamin Spock, America's pediatrician and a high-profile opponent of the war. Personal and heartfelt, thoughtful and volatile, these missives from Middle America provide an unprecedented glimpse into the conflicts that took place over the dinner table as people wrestled with this divisive war and with their consciences."
Home fronts : a wartime America reader ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A timely collection of wartime letters, song lyrics, poems, editorial cartoons, newspaper articles, leaflets, and government documents, Home Fronts offers a vivid cross-section of American intellectural, political, and cultural life in wartime over the past century
Front porch politics : the forgotten heyday of American activism in the 1970s and 1980s by Michael S Foley ( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An on-the-ground history of ordinary Americans who took to the streets when political issues became personal. It is widely believed that Americans of the 1970s and '80s were exhausted by the upheavals of the '60s and eager to retreat to the private realm. When they did take action, it was mainly to express their disillusionment with government by supporting the right. In fact, as Michael Stewart Foley shows, neither of these assumptions is correct. On the community level, the 1970s and '80s saw vibrant new forms of political activity emerge. Tenants challenged landlords, farmers practiced civil disobedience to protect their land, and laid-off workers asserted a right to own their idled factories. Activists fought to defend the traditional family or to expand the rights of women, while entire towns organized to protest the toxic sludge in their basements. In all these arenas, Americans were propelled by their own experiences into the public sphere. Disregarding conventional ideas of "left" and "right," they turned to political action when they perceived an immediate threat to the safety and security of their families, homes, or dreams. Front Porch Politics is a people's history told through on-the-ground experiences. Recalling crusades famous and forgotten, Foley shows how Americans followed their outrage into the streets. Their distinctive style of visceral, local, and highly personal activism remains a vital resource for the renewal of American democracy"--
Dear Dr. Spock letters about the Vietnam War to America's favorite baby doctor ( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Collection by Michael S Foley ( )
in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains research material gathered for Foley's dissertation and subsequent book, Confronting the War Machine, concerning draft resistance in Boston during the Vietnamese Conflict. Includes questionnaires and transcripts of interviews from 64 respondents, including Noam Chomsky, Ramsey Clark, William Sloane Coffin, Michael Ferber, and Howard Zinn; also includes audiocassettes of interviews
 
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English (32)
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