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John W. Chambers II
Rutgers University, New Brunswick (New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8559)

Origins and Impact of Conscription in the United States in World War One

To complete research on conscription during the war and postwar period, 1917-20, to test hypotheses about the impact of the draft and to reconstruct and analyze the post-war appraisal of conscription. This study of the origins and impact of the draft and the post-armistice appraisal of conscription will improve understanding of the nature of compulsory military service and thus contribute to the current debate over the proper method of raising an army.

Project fields:
U.S. History

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Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1974 – 8/31/1974