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"Do U.S. military personnel have the right to resist orders if these violate domestic or international law? This passionate and scholarly account of Japanese American soldiers during World War II both stuns and compels. Castelnuovo assesses a hidden chapter in American history and asks: are we mistaken to ignore Objectors of Conscience in the U.S. Armed Forces?" -- Lane Ryo Hirabayashi is George and Sakaye Aratani, Professor of the Japanese American Internment, Redress & Community, UCLA

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Foreword Preface Introduction Chapter 1. The Presumption of Disloyalty Chapter 2. The Pre-Detention Inductees: Individual Conscientious Resistance Chapter 3. The Fort McClellan Conscientious Resisters Chapter 4. The Response to Fort McClellan Chapter 5. Renunciation/Repatriation in the Military Chapter 6. Company of the Damned Chapter 7. Renunciation/Repatriation at Fort Meade Chapter 8. Partial Vindication Chapter 9. The Conscientious Resisters and the Japanese American Community Chapter 10. Military Service and the Right of Conscience Notes

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Shirley Castelnuovo is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois and Adjunct Professor of Social and Behavioral Science at Saddleback College. For twenty years her work has focused on equal rights for women and the disabled, and the resistance of Japanese Americans to their imprisonment during World War II.

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"Do U.S. military personnel have the right to resist orders if these violate domestic or international law? This passionate and scholarly account of Japanese American soldiers during World War II both stuns and compels. Castelnuovo assesses a hidden chapter in American history and asks: are we mistaken to ignore "Objectors of Conscience" in the U.S. Armed Forces?"-Lane Ryo Hirabayashi is George and Sakaye Aratani, Professor of the Japanese American Internment, Redress & Community, UCLA

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