Rich Man's War, Poor Man's Fight

Rich Man's War, Poor Man's Fight

During World War I, thousands of rural southern men, black and white, refused to serve in the military. Some failed to register for the draft, while others deserted after being inducted. In the countryside, armed bands of deserters defied local authorities; capturing them required the dispatch of federal troops into three southern states.

Jeanette Keith traces southern draft resistance to several sources, including whites' long-term political opposition to militarism,… (more)

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Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (October 12, 2005)

Page count: 272 pages

Language: English


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