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Author Parsons, David L.,
Title Dangerous grounds : antiwar coffeehouses and military dissent in the Vietnam era / David L. Parsons.
Imprint Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2017]

Author Parsons, David L.,
Subject Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- United States.
Coffeehouses -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- History, Military -- 20th century.
Soldiers -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 157 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Setting up shop : coffeehouses land in America's army towns -- Getting together : political activism at GI coffeehouses -- Repression, harassment, intimidation : crushing the coffeehouses -- Moving on : a changing war, a changing army, and a changing movement -- Epilogue : support our troops.
Note Print version record.
Summary As the Vietnam War divided the nation, a network of antiwar coffeehouses appeared in the towns and cities outside American military bases. Owned and operated by civilian activists, GI coffeehouses served as off-base refuges for the growing number of active-duty soldiers resisting the war. In the first history of this network, David L. Parsons shows how antiwar GIs and civilians united to battle local authorities, vigilante groups, and the military establishment itself by building a dynamic peace movement within the armed forces.
ISBN 9781469632025 (electronic bk.)
1469632020 (electronic bk.)
9781469632032 (electronic bk.)
1469632039 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 976166462
Additional Format Print version: Parsons, David L. Dangerous grounds. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2017] 9781469632018 (DLC) 2016025852 (OCoLC)951465452

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