The Catonsville Nine by Shawn Francis Peters
A Story of Faith and Resistance in the Vietnam Era

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When the Catonsville Nine were news, the Berrigan brothers got most of the ink. Mr. Peters gives due attention to the other seven, as well as to the other dramatis personae...
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In the spring of 1968, a group of Catholic antiwar activists barged into a draft board in suburban Baltimore, stole hundreds of Selective Service records, and burned the documents in a fire fueled by homemade napalm. The bold actions of the ''Catonsville Nine'' quickly became international news, and they remained in the headlines throughout the summer and fall of 1968, when the activists were tried in federal court. Shawn Francis Peters tells the fascinating story of this singular witness for peace and social justice.
 

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Shawn Francis Peters teaches in the Integrated Liberal Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of When Prayer Fails, Judging Jehovah's Witnesses, and The Yoder Case.
 
Published June 29, 2012 by Oxford University Press. 405 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, War. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Robert K Landers on Jul 05 2012

When the Catonsville Nine were news, the Berrigan brothers got most of the ink. Mr. Peters gives due attention to the other seven, as well as to the other dramatis personae...

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