This chapter focuses on Marjorie Swann, a mother with four children, who participated in a civil disobedience action at a nuclear-weapons site near Omaha, Nebraska, in the summer of 1959. Swann was tried and sentenced to six months in federal prison. The judge who sentenced her said, among other things, “You are a bad mother.” Swann's story illustrates continuities and discontinuities in Protestant pacifist religious culture and raises new questions about it.
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