Discover Free Books That You'll Love!
Receive unbeatable eBook deals in your favorite fiction or non-fiction genres. Our daily emails are packed with new and bestselling authors you will love!

 

Amazon Kindle  Kobo  Nook  Google  Audible  Apple iBooks
Book cover of A Few Small Candles: War Resisters of World War Il Tell Their Stories

A Few Small Candles: War Resisters of World War Il Tell Their Stories

by Larry Gara (Editor), Lenna Mae Gara

Publisher: Kent State University Press
Pages: 224
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780873386210






Available to Buy

Overview of A Few Small Candles: War Resisters of World War Il Tell Their Stories

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.

Synopsis of A Few Small Candles: War Resisters of World War Il Tell Their Stories

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.

Reviews of A Few Small Candles: War Resisters of World War Il Tell Their Stories

There are no reviews yet. Perhaps you can add one!

Available to Buy

Follow Us