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Dangerous Grounds – Antiwar Coffeehouses and Military Dissent in the Vietnam Era - North Carolina Scholarship Online
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Dangerous Grounds: Antiwar Coffeehouses and Military Dissent in the Vietnam Era

David L. Parsons

Abstract

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. Peopled with lively characters and set in the tense environs of b ... More

Keywords: Vietnam War, Antiwar movement, Military history, Activism, African-American history, Coffeehouses, Counterculture, New Left, Cold War

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781469632018
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632018.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David L. Parsons, author
City University of New York and New York University

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