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Anti-war Movements Past

(see also American Radicalism, Christian Pacifism, Nonviolence Movement, Anti-Nuclear Movement, Anti-War Movement Today & Conscientious Objection)


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Basics

On the Web: Articles

Risk & Resistance. Grace Paley on Activism & Writing. Eileen Bolinsky & Robin Carton, Resist Newsletter (12/97).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Fellowship of Reconciliation.

Resist (See for text of original 1967 "Call to Resist").

War Resisters' League.

Women's International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF)

In the Library: Articles

Boyer, Paul. "From activism to apathy: the American people & nuclear weapons, 1963-1980," Journal of American History 70,4 (3/84):821-44.

Hagan, J. "Class & crime in war-time: lessons of the American Vietnam War resistance in Canada," Crime Law & Social Change 37,2 (3/02): 137-62.

Finnegan, William. “Marches & parades,” New Yorker (5/19/03): 33-34.

Narveson, Jan. "Pacifism: a philosophical analysis," Ethics 75 (1965):259-71.

Vest, Jason. "The army's empire skeptics," Nation (3/3/03): 27-30. Officers are raising serious questions about manpower, morale & technology.

Wilsey, Sean. "Peace is a beautiful thing," New Yorker (4/11/05):52-65. Commitments to world disarmament have come from some surprising places!

Zinn, Howard. "A break-in for peace," Progressive (7/02):14-16. Trial of Camden 28 in 1973.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Adams, Judith Porter. Peacework: Oral Histories of Women Peace Activists (?, 1991) .

Alonso, Harriet Hyman. Peace as a Women's Issue: A History of the US Movement for World Peace & Women's Rights (Syracuse: Syracuse U., 1993).

Ayers, Bill. Fugitive Days. A Memoir (Boston, 2001).

Bennett, Scott H. Radical Pacifism: The War Resisters League & Gandhian Nonviolence in America, 1915-1963 (Syracuse NY: Syracuse U., 2003).

Carroll, James. An American Requiem: God, My Father & the War that Came Between Us (Boston: Houghton & Mifflin, 1996).

Chatfield, Charles. For Peace & Justice: Pacifism in America, 1914-1941 (Knoxville: U. of Tennessee, 1971).

Cooney, Robert & Helen Michalowski (eds.) The Power of the People: Active Nonviolence in the US [1977] (Philadelphia: New Society, 1986). History of nonviolent movement through the Vietnam War.

Early, Frances H. A World Without War: How US Feminists & Pacifists Resisted World War I (Syracuse: Syracuse U, 1997).

Foley, Michael S. Confronting the War Machine: Draft Resistance During the Vietnam War (Chapel Hill: U. North Carolina, 2003).

Gerber, David A. (ed.) Disabled Veterans in History (Ann Arbor, 2000).

Gerson, Joseph. With Hiroshima Eyes: Atomic War, Nuclear Extortion, & Moral Imagination (Philadelphia: New Society, 1995).

Heineman, Kenneth J. Campus Wars: The Peace Movement at American State Universities in the Vietnam Era (NY: NYU, 1993).

Heymann, Philip B. Terrorism, Freedom & Security: Winning Without War (Cambridge MA: MIT, 2003).

Hunt, Andrew. The Turning: A History of Vietnam Veterans Against the War (NY: NYU, 1999).

Jeffreys-Jones, Rhodri. Changing Differences: Women & the Shaping of American Foreign Policy, 1917-1994 (New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers, 1995).

Kennedy, Kathleen. Disloyal Mothers & Scurrilous Citizens: Women & Subversion during World War I (Bloomington: Indiana U, 1999).

Kuhlman, Erika A. Petticoats & White Feathers: Gender Conformity, Race, the Progressive Peace Movement, & the Debate over War, 1895-1919 (Westport CT: Greenwood, 1997).

Lewin, Leonard C. Report from Iron Mountain on the Possibility & Desirability of Peace (NY: Dell, 1967).

Loeb, Paul Rogat. Hope in Hard Times: America's Peace Movement & the Reagan Era (Lexington MA: Lexington, 1986).

Lowe, Ben. Imagining Peace: A History of Early English Pacifist Ideas (University Park PA: Penn State U. 1997).

Lynch, Cecelia. Beyond Appeasement: Interpreting Interwar Peace Movements in World Politics (Ithaca: Cornell, 1999).

Lynd, Staughton & Thomas Hayden. The Other Side (NY, 1966).

Maraniss, David. They Marched into Sunlight: War & Peace Vietnam & America, October 1967 (NY: Simon & Schuster, 2003).

McCarthy, Eugene J. 1968: War & Democracy (Red Wing MN, 2001?).

McNamara, Robert S. & James G. Blight. Wilson's Ghost: Reducing the Risk of Conflict, Killing & Catastrophe in the 21st Century (NY: Public Affairs, 2001).

Nicosia, Gerald. Home to War: A History of the Vietnam Veterans' Movement (NY: Crown, 2001).

Orr, James Joseph. The Victim as Hero: Ideologies of Peace & National Identity in Postwar Japan (Honolulu: U. Hawai'i, 2001).

Roberts, Barbara Ann. "Why do Women do Nothing to End the War?: Canadian Feminist-Pacifists & the Great War (Ottawa: CRIAW/ICREF, 1985).

Rousseau, Sabine. La colombe et le napalm: les chrétiens contre les guerres d'Indochine et du Vietnam, 1945-1975 (Paris: CNRS, 2002).

Small, Melvin & William D. Hoover (eds.) Give Peace a Chance: Exploring the Vietnam Antiwar Movement (Syracuse: U. Syracuse, 1992).

Waltz, Kenneth. Man, the State, & War (NY: Columbia, 1959). Explores pathways of escape from the war system.

Wiltsher, Anne. Most Dangerous Women: Feminist Peace Campaigners of the Great War (Boston: Pandora, 1985).

Wittner, Lawrence S. Rebels Against War: The American Peace Movement, 1933-1983 [1969] (rev. ed. Philadelphia: Temple, 1984).

Wormuth, Francis D. & Edwin B. Firmage. To Chain the Dog of War: The War Power of Congress in History & Law (Urbana: U. of Illinois, 1989).

Zwick, Jim (ed.) Mark Twain's Weapons of Satire: Anti-Imperialist Writings on the US-Philippine War (Syracuse NY: U. of Syracuse, 1992).

In the Library: Fiction

In the Library: For Young Readers

Meltzer, Milton. Ain't Gonna Study War No More (NY: Random House, 2002). Stories of American peace seekers.

In the Library: Poetry

Twain, Mark. The War Prayer.

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

"From a Distance," by Julie Gold. Nanci Griffith, One Fair Summer Evening, MCA Records MCAD-42255.

"Kent," by Greg Artzner & Terry Leonino. From their Magpie Give Light, Sliced Bread Records, CD-SB71185. Survivors' reflection on Kent State massacre of May, 1970.

"There But for Fortune," by Phil Ochs. Greg Artzner & Terry Leonino, Magpie Give Light, Sliced Bread Records CD-SB71185.

Film & Video



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