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Crisis of Conscience: Conscientious Objection in Canada during the First World War - Studies in Canadian Military History (Hardback)
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Crisis of Conscience: Conscientious Objection in Canada during the First World War - Studies in Canadian Military History (Hardback)

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Hardback 264 Pages / Published: 01/12/2008
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The First World War's appalling death toll and the need for a sense of equality of sacrifice on the home front led to Canada's first experience of overseas conscription. While historians have focused on resistance to enforced military service in Quebec, this has obscured the important role of those who saw military service as incompatible with their religious or ethical beliefs. Crisis of Conscience is the first and only book about the Canadian pacifists who refused to fight in the Great War. The experience of these conscientious objectors offers insight into evolving attitudes about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship during a key period of Canadian nation building.

Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
ISBN: 9780774815932
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 520 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm


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Shaw's mammoth research has produced a well-written study that looks at the conscientious objectors (COs) created by Canada's Military Service Act of 1917. Summing Up: Recommended.

-- J. L. Granatstein, Emeritus, Canadian War Museum * CHOICE, December 2009 Vol. 47 No. 04 *

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