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Antiwar Dissent and Peace Activism in World War I America: A Documentary Reader (Paperback)
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Antiwar Dissent and Peace Activism in World War I America: A Documentary Reader (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 01/10/2014
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World War I was a watershed in modern world history. On the battlefield, millions were slaughtered by chemical warfare, machine guns, and trench warfare-and this senseless bloodletting remains the most enduring legacy of the Great War. Critical to understanding the war's significance is the often-overlooked emergence of a "modern" dynamic grassroots peace movement that both opposed war and sought to abolish its social causes.
Edited by Scott H. Bennett and Charles F. Howlett, Antiwar Dissent and Peace Activism in World War I America presents primary documents, most anthologized for the first time, illustrating opposition and resistance to the war and the government's efforts to promote the war and restrict dissent. This fresh collection highlights the broad range of antiwar sentiment: religious and secular, liberal and radical, pacifist and nonpacifist, including conscientious objection. It also addresses key issues raised by the antiwar movement-particularly dissent in wartime, civil liberties, the meaning of patriotism, and citizen peace activism-that remain vital to understanding American democracy.

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803240117
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 549 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Every generation needs to be reminded of and taught the heavy price exacted by war."-Murray Polner, History News Network -- Murray Polner * History News Network *
"Antiwar Dissent and Peace Activism in World War I America is a collection of vibrant and diverse sources and voices. It is an excellent starting point for anyone wishing to know more about the subject, a useful tool for those working in the area, and a key resource for those teaching the history of civil liberties, working for peace and the value of dissent in democratic societies."-Rebecca Wynter, Quaker Studies -- Rebecca Wynter * Quaker Studies *

"[This is] an extremely important contribution . . . bringing together sources from both the radical and mainstream aspects of antiwar activism."-Cecelia Lynch, professor of political science at the University of California, Irvine, and author of Beyond Appeasement: Interpreting Interwar Peace Movements in World Politics

-- Cecelia Lynch

"Experts in the field, Scott Bennett and Charles Howlett provide a valuable new collection of original source documents that provide fresh and insightful understanding of peace activism, dissent and the issue of civil liberties in America in World War I."-John Whiteclay Chambers II, author of To Raise an Army: The Draft Comes to Modern America

-- John Whiteclay Chambers II

"Accessible to scholars and the general public alike, this wonderful volume brings to life those men and women who envisioned a better world and fought `to end all wars.'"-Wendy E. Chmielewski, George R. Cooley Curator, Swarthmore College Peace Collection

-- Wendy E. Chmielewski

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