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

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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.

About the Author


Amy J. Shaw is an assistant professor in the Department of History at the University of Lethbridge.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780774815949
ISBN-10: 0774815949
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Publication Date: July 1st, 2009
Pages: 264
Language: English
Series: Studies in Canadian Military History