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Title A few small candles : war resisters of World War II tell their stories / edited by Larry Gara & Lenna Mae Gara.

Published Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, [1999]
©1999

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 UniM Bail  940.53162 FEW    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 207 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-207).
Contents 1. Prison Memoir / Bronson P. Clark -- 2. Why I Refused to Register in the October 1940 Draft and a Little of What It Led To / David Dellinger -- 3. My Resistance to World War II / Ralph DiGia -- 4. My War and My Peace / Arthur A. Dole -- 5. My War on War / Larry Gara -- 6. War Resistance in World War II / John H. Griffith -- 7. Reflections of a Religious War Objector (Half a Century Later) / George M. Houser -- 8. Prison and Butterfly Wings / William P. Roberts, Jr. -- 9. How the War Changed My Life / Lawrence Templin -- 10. My Story of World War II / George Yamada.
Summary Little is known about those who openly refused to enter military service in World War II because of their convictions against killing. While many of those men accepted alternative civilian service, more than 6,000 were incarcerated, with sentences ranging from a few months to five years. Some were tried, convicted, and reimprisoned for essentially the same offense - resisting induction into the armed forces - after their initial release. In A Few Small Candles, ten men tell why they resisted, what happened to them, and how they feel about that experience today. Their stories detail the resisters' struggles against racial segregation in prison, as well as how they instigated work and hunger strikes to demonstrate against other prison injustices. Each of the ten has remained active in various causes relating to peace and social justice.
Other author Gara, Larry.
Gara, Lenna Mae, 1926-
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Conscientious objectors -- United States.
Service, Compulsory non-military -- United States.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.
Conscientious objectors -- United States -- Biography.
Political prisoners -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 0873386213 (alk. paper)
0873386213 No price