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Resister – A Story of Protest and Prison during the Vietnam War - Cornell Scholarship Online
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Resister: A Story of Protest and Prison during the Vietnam War

Bruce Dancis


The author of this book arrived at Cornell University in 1965 as a youth who was no stranger to political action. He grew up in a radical household and took part in the 1963 March on Washington as a fifteen-year-old. He became the first student at Cornell to defy the draft by tearing up his draft card and soon became a leader of the draft resistance movement. He also turned down a student deferment and refused induction into the armed services. He was the principal organizer of the first mass draft card burning during the Vietnam War, an activist in the Resistance (a nationwide organization ag ... More

Keywords: student protest movement, Cornell University, antiwar movement, Vietnam War, draft resistance, March on Washington, Pentagon, black students, Students for a Democratic Society, Abbie Hoffman

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780801452420
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801452420.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bruce Dancis, author

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