This two-part book examines the roots of warfare and the development of the peace movement in America from the Colonial period through the Vietnam War.
Number of pages: 476
Weight: 1157 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 36 mm
"Conventional classrooms portray U.S. history as a series of triumphant wars punctuated by industrial progress, and even students of war resistance rarely look past the Vietnam War, but American historian Volo, shows that resistance to war has been a consistent and sometimes dominant element in the U.S. since before it was born. He begins by setting
out the principles of peace, learning the ways of war, and peace societies. Then he turns to actual cases, starting with religious pacifists during the French and Indian War 1754-63. Other topics include fair winds and following seas, the War of 1812, the 1846 war with Mexico, the Civil War 1861-65, churchmen and pacifists during the Indian Wars, the first
period of little wars, the two world wars, Korea and the Cold War, and Vietnam. An epilogue describes how the antiwar movement has now been packaged for sale." - Reference & Research Book News
"Recommended. For large libraries." - Choice