History Of War Resistance In America, 1st Edition

  • James M. Volo
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  • ISBN-10: 0313376255
  • ISBN-13: 9780313376252
  • DDC: 303.6
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 476 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released March 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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There is a misguided notion that war resistance is a product of the late 20th and early 21st century—a reaction to misguided war policy over the past 50 years. That is far from the truth. Every American war has had its opponents. Indeed, peace activism peaked in the years between World War I and World War II, attracting an estimated 12 million Americans from all walks of life.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: The Antiwar Tradition in America.
1: Part I.
2: An Overview of Peace Principles.
3: To Learn the Ways of War.
4: Peace Societies.
5: Part II.
6: The Colonial and Revolutionary Period.
7: The New Republic.
8: Fair Winds and Following Seas.
9: War of 1812.
10: The War with Mexico (1846).
11: The Civil War (1861–1865).
12: International Diplomacy in the Civil War Period.
13: Churchmen and Pacifists during the Indian Wars.
14: The Era of Small Wars.
15: The Great War: World War I.
16: The Interwar Period (I9I8-I94I).
17: World War II.
18: The 1950s: Korea, the Cold War, and Banning the Bomb.
19: Vietnam: The Cult of Victory Broken.
Major Peace Organizations, 1960s and 1970s.
Selected Sources.
About the Author.