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Author Keith, Jeanette.

Title Rich man's war, poor man's fight : race, class, and power in the rural South during the first world war / Jeanette Keith
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 260 pages) : map
Contents Southern antimilitarists on the eve of war -- Which war, whose fight? : white Southerners debate the Declaration of War and the draft, 1917 -- Fathers, farmers, and Christians -- Agrarian protest begins -- Race, class, gender, and draft dodging -- The surveillance state comes to rural shade : propaganda and domestic espionage in the Southern countryside -- Resistance -- Epilogue : after the war
Summary During World War I, thousands of rural southern men, black and white, refused to serve in the military. Jeanette Keith trace this resistance; including whites' political opposition to militarism, southern blacks' reluctance to serve a nation that refused to respect their rights, and anger at class bias in federal conscription policies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-250) and index
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Subject Dissenters -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
Farmers -- Political activity -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
Social classes -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Draft resisters -- Southern States.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Protest movements -- Southern States.
Southern States -- Race relations.
Southern States -- Rural conditions.
Southern States -- Social conditions -- 1865-1945.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004003685
ISBN 0807828971 (alk. paper)
0807855626 (paperback; alk. paper)
0807875899 (electronic bk.)
9780807828977 (alk. paper)
9780807855621 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780807875896 (electronic bk.)