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Published by Samuel French, Inc. in New York .
Written in English

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  • Berrigan, Daniel -- Drama.

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Edition Notes

Statementa play by Daniel Berrigan. Text prepared for the production by Saul Levitt.
ContributionsLevitt, Saul.
The Physical Object
Pagination54 p.
Number of Pages54
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14113731M

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The Trial of the Catonsville Nine became a powerful expression of the conflicts between conscience and conduct, power and justice, law and morality. Drawing on court transcripts, Berrigan wrote a dramatic account of the trial and the issues it so vividly embodied. Peters’s book succeeds in showing how great the contrast is, not least because at Catonsville no one wore hoods, no one was threatened, and there was no reliance on the cover of night. Acting in the full light of day, each of the nine insisted on awaiting the police and taking full responsibility for what they had done with all its consequences. THE TRIAL OF THE CATONSVILLE NINE JANUARY 16 - FEBRU The unlikely activists that set the nation ablaze WRITTEN BY DANIEL BERRIGAN DIRECTED and ADAPTED BY JACK CUMMINGS III JANUARY 16 - FEBRU The Playhouse at . On , nine men and women entered the Selective Service Offices in Catonsville, Maryland, removed several hundred draft records, and burned them with homemade napalm in protest against the war in Vietnam. The nine were arrested and, in a highly publicized trial, sentenced to jail.. This act of civil disobedience intensified protest against the draft, prompted debate in households in.

The Catonsville Nine were nine Catholic activists who burned draft files to protest the Vietnam War. On , they went to the draft board in Catonsville, Maryland, took draft files, brought them to the parking lot in wire baskets, dumped them out, poured over them home-made napalm (an incendiary used extensively by the US military in Vietnam), and set them on fire.   The notorious demonstration of the Catonsville Nine, and their ensuing trial, established him as a leading figure among advocates for peace and . Tracking the footprints left by The Trial of the Catonsville Nine on its journey through our culture in the last 35 years has been an encounter with artists, poets, academics, filmmakers, performers, and activists, both Catholic and secular, and many others who have found inspiration, hope, and outrage in its words. Daniel Berrigan, poet.   The book vividly depicts the lives of these men and women; who they were, what they did, why they did it, and the notable trial that followed their arrest. The Catonsville Nine is a valuable contribution to social and legal history; and an absorbing study, too, of the psychology, politics, and theology of protest and non-violence."Cited by: 7.

And The Trial of the Catonsville Nine became a powerful expression of the conflicts between conscience and conduct, power and justice, law and morality. Drawing on court transcripts, Berrigan wrote a dramatic account of the trial and the issues it so vividly embodied.   A book that has really infuriated me is Shawn Francis Peters' The Catonsville Nine: A Story of Faith and Resistance in the Vietnam Era, which Jesuit Fr. John Dear, an NCR columnist, reviewed in Coming at the end of The Trial of the Catonsville Nine is a film-clip of nine men and women (among them Fathers Daniel and Philip Berrigan) burning a pile of draft files. It works as a clincher, a. The Trial of Catonsville Nine Paperback – January 1, by Daniel Berrigan (Author) › Visit Amazon's Daniel Berrigan Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Daniel /5(4).