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Dangerous GroundsAntiwar Coffeehouses and Military Dissent in the Vietnam Era$
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David L. Parsons

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469632018

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632018.001.0001

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Getting Together

Getting Together

Political Activism at GI Coffeehouses

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(p.41) [2] Getting Together
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Dangerous Grounds
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David L. Parsons

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632018.003.0003

This chapter details the specific actions taken by GIs and civilians at antiwar coffeehouse projects. From publishing and distributing underground newspapers, to organizing major strikes, boycotts, and demonstrations, activists at coffeehouses brought the style and force of the youth antiwar movement to major sites of the Vietnam War effort, like Killeen, Texas (home of Fort Hood), Columbia, South Carolina (near Fort Jackson), and Tacoma, Washington (near Fort Lewis). By profiling a number of specific actions and their consequences, this chapter demonstrates the diverse range of issues that concerned American GIs during the Vietnam War, and reflects on the strategies of the individuals and organizations that attempted to address them.

Keywords:   Tyrrell's Jewelry, Oleo Strut, Dave Cline, Fort Hood United Front, Young Socialist Alliance, Stephanie Coontz, Fatigue Press, Oleo Strut

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