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Judging Jehovah's Witnesses Religious Persecution and the Dawn of the Rights Revolution

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ISBN-10: 0700611827

ISBN-13: 9780700611829

Edition: 2000

Authors: Shawn Francis Peters

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While millions of Americans were defending liberty against the Nazis, liberty was under vicious attack at home. One of the worst outbreaks of religious persecution in U.S. history occurred during World War II when Jehovah's Witnesses were intimidated, beaten, and even imprisoned for refusing to salute the flag or serve in the armed forces. Determined to claim their First Amendment rights, Jehovah's Witnesses waged a tenacious legal campaign that led to twenty-three Supreme Court rulings between 1938 and 1946. Now Shawn Peters has written the first complete account of the personalities, events, and institutions behind those cases, showing that they were more than vindication for unpopular…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Publication date: 4/11/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232

Acknowledgments
Introduction: A Turning Point for Religious Liberty
Jehovah is My God and the Bible Is My Creed
Felix's Fall-of-France Opinion
They're Traitors--the Supreme Court Says So
A Shocking Episode of Intolerance in American Life
Religious Persecutions Under the Guise of Law
Starvation into Patriotism
Boundless Courage and Unending Perseverance
Fighting Words
Blot Removed
A Question of Personal Liberty
We Will Obey God First, Last, and All the Time
Notes
Bibliography
Index