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Nonviolence Movement

(see also Christian Pacifism, Conscientious Objection, Anti-Nuclear Movement, Anti-War Movements Past, Anti-War Movement Present, Mohandas K. Gandhi & Martin Luther King, Jr.)

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On the Web: Articles

Nonviolent Action Handbook. Sanderson Beck (n.d.)

King’s Contribution to American Radicalism. Syl Jones (1/20/02)

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Bruderhof Peacemakers Guide.

Center for Nonviolent Communication.

Colman McCarthy's Class of Nonviolence. San Antonio Peace Center.

Concerned Educators Allied for a Safe Environment (CEASE).

International Center for Non-Violent Conflict.

Nonviolence Web.

Peace Roots Alliance.

Sarva Dharma Sangha.

Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

War Resisters' League.

In the Library: Articles

Barbé, Domingos. "The spiritual basis of nonviolence," in P. McManus & G. Schlabach (eds.) Relentless Persistence (Philadelphia: New Society, 1991), pp. 266-81.

Boulding, Kenneth E. "The power of nonconflict," Journal of Social Issues 12,1 (1977):22-33.

Camus, Albert. "Neither victims nor executioners [1946]," Liberation (feb 1960).

Childs, John Brown. "The new youth peace movement: Creating broad strategies for community renaissance in the U.S.," Social Justice 24,4 (win 1997):247-57.

Epstein, Barbara. "The culture of direct action: Livermore Action Group & the peace movement," Socialist Review 82/83 (1985):

Kazin, Michael. "The peace movement: signs of life…and intelligence?" Socialist Review 95 (sep-oct 1987).

Keyes, Gene. "Force without firepower," CoEvolution Quarterly 34 (1982).

Lake, Eli J. “The new velvet revolutionaries: agitating for kinder, gentler regime change,”
Washington Monthly (9/03):8-10.

Lemke-Santangelo, Gretchen. "The radical conscientious objectors of World War II: wartime experience & postwar activism," Radical History Review 45 (1989):5-29.

Lippman, Peter. "Prisoner in Kosovo," Progressive (jul 1998).

Tull, H.W. "The killing that is not killing: Hindu vegetarianism in India. Men, cattle, & the origins of non-violence (ahimsa) in the Vedic sacrifice," Indo-Iranian Journal 39,3 (7/96):223-44.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Abu-Nimer, Mohammed. Nonviolence & Peace Building in Islam (Gainesville: U. of Florida, 2003).

Ackerman, Peter & Jack DuVall. A Force More Powerful (NY, 2001). Companion volume to PBS TV film.

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

Anon. Just Peacemaking: Ten Practices for Abolishing War (Cleveland, 199?).

Appleby, R. Scott. The Ambivalence of the Sacred: Religion, Violence, & Reconciliation (Lanham MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2000).

Baldwin, Lewis V. The Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. (South Bend IN: Notre Dame, 2002). Focuses clearly on King's prophetic uniting of moral & religious conviction with political activity.

Beck, Sanderson. Nonviolent Action Handbook

Benewick, Robert & Trevor Smith (eds.) Direct Action & Democratic Politics (London: Allen & Unwin, 1972).

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

Berrigan, Philip with Fred A. Wilcox. Fighting the Lamb’s War. Skirmishes with the American Empire (Monroe ME, 1996).

Bondurant, Joan. Conquest of Violence: The Gandhian Philosophy of Conflict [1958] (rev. ed.; Princeton, 1988).

Brock, Peter. Varieties of Pacifism: A Survey from Antiquity to the Outset of the 20th C. (Syracuse: U. Syracuse, 1998).

__________& Nigel Young. Pacifism in the 20th Century (Syracuse: U. Syracuse, 1999).

Burrowes, Robert. The Strategy of Nonviolent Defense: A Gandhian Approach (Albany: SUNY, 1996).

Carter, April. Direct Action & Liberal Democracy (NY: Harper & Row, 1973).

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

Chapple, Christopher Key. Nonviolence to Animals, Earth, & Self in Asian Traditions (Albany NY: State U. of NY, 1993).

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.

Dalton, Ferederick John. The Moral Vision of Cesar Chavez (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2003).

Dekar, Paul R. Creating the Beloved Community: A Journey with the Fellowship of Reconciliation (Telford PA: Cascadia, 2005).

Dellinger, David. From Yale to Jail: The Life Story of a Moral Dissenter (NY, 1993).

Dyck, Harvey L. (ed.) The Pacifist Impulse in Historical Perspective: Essays in Honor of Peter Brock (Buffalo, 1996).

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

Eller, Cynthia. Conscientious Objectors & the Second World War (NY, 1991).

Ellison, Sharon. Taking the War Out of Our Words: The Art of Powerful Non-Defensive Communication (Berkeley CA: Bay Tree, 200?).

Ellsberg, Robert. Thich Nhat Hanh. Essential Writings (Maryknoll NY, 2000).

Fahey, Joseph & Richrd Armstrong. A Peace Reader: Essential Readings on War, Justice, Non-violence & World Order (Mahwah NJ, 1988).

Garfinkle, Adam. Telltale Hearts. The Origins & Impact of the Vietnam Antiwar Movement (NY, 1995).

Gilligan, James. Violence. Reflections on a National Epidemic (NY, 1996).

Goossen, Rachael Waltner. Women against the Good War: Conscientious Objection & Gender on the American Home Front, 1941-1947 (Chapel Hill, 1997).

Gottlieb, Roger S. A Spirituality of Resistance: Finding a Peaceful Heart & Protecting the Earth (NY, 1999).

Gregg, Richard. The Power of Nonviolence [1935] (NY: Schocken, 1966). Account of years of work with Gandhi, influential in forming a generation of American pacifists.

Haim, Gordon & Leonard Grobb (eds.) Education for Peace. Testimonies from World Religions (Maryknoll NY, 1988).

Hallie, Philip. Tales of Good & Evil, Help & Harm (NY, 1996).

Hanh, Thich Nhat. Love in Action: Writings on Nonviolent Social Change (Berkeley: Parallax, 1993).

__________ & Daniel Berrigan. The Raft is Not the Shore: Conversations Toward a Buddhist-Christian Awareness (Maryknoll NY, 2000).

Harak, Simon. Nonviolence for the Third Millennium (?, 1999).

Hawkley, Louise & James C. Juhnke (eds.) Nonviolent America: History Through the Eyes of Peace (North Newton KS, 1993).

Jesudason, Ignatius. A Gandhian Theology of Liberation (Maryknoll NY, 1984).

Johnson, James Turner. The Quest for Peace: Three Moral Traditions in Western Cultural History (Princeton, 1987).

Johnson, Robert David. The Peace Progressives & American Foreign Relations (Cambridge MA, 1995).

Juergensmeyer, Mark. Fighting with Gandhi (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1984).

__________. Fighting Fair: A Nonviolent Strategy for Resolving Everyday Conflicts (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1986).

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

Kohn, Stephen M. Jailed for Peace: The History of American Draft Law Violators, 1658-1985 (Westport CT, 1986).

Laue, James H. Direct Action & Desegregation, 1960-1962: Toward a Theory of the Rationalization of Protest (Brooklyn NY: Carlson, 1989).

Lewy, Guenter. Peace & Revolution: The Moral Crisis of American Pacifism (Grand Rapids, 1988).

Loeb, Paul Rogat. Hope in Hard Times. America’s Peace Movement & the Reagan Era (Lexington KY, 198?).

Luke, M. (ed.) Pilgrims & Seekers (Erie PA, 1995).

Lynd, Staughton & Alice Lynd (eds;) Nonviolence in America: A Documentary History [1966] (rev. ed.; Maryknoll NY: Orbis, 1995).

McManus, Philip & Gerald Schlabach (eds.) Relentless Persistence. Nonviolent Action in Latin America (Philadelphia, 1991).

McNeal, Patricia. Harder than War. Catholic Peacemaking in 20th-C. America (New Brunswick NJ, 1993).

Moses, Greg. Revolution of Conscience: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Philosophy of Nonviolence (NY, 1997)

Moulton, Phillips P. Ammunition for Peacemakers. Answers for Activists (NY, 1986).

Nagler, Michael N. America Without Violence. Why Violence Persists & How You Can Stop It (Covelo CA, 1982).

__________. Active Nonviolence. Seven Steps to Integrative Power (n.p. 1998).

__________. Is There No Other Way? The Search for a Nonviolent Future (Berkeley, 2001).

O'Gorman, Angie (ed.) The Universe Bends Toward Justice: A Reader on Nonviolence in the US (Phila, 1990).

Pepinsky, Harold E. The Geometry of Violence & Democracy (Bloomington: Indiana U., 1991). The only path away from crime & violence is to replace them with democratic interaction.

Pérez Esquivel, Adolfo. Christ in a Poncho: Witnesses to the Non-Violent Struggle in Latin America (Maryknoll, 198?).

Polner, Murray & Jim O’Grady. Disarmed & Dangerous. The Radical Life & Times of Daniel & Philip Berrigan, Brothers in Religious Faith & Civil Disobedience (Boulder,1998).

Satha-Anand, Chaiwat & Michael True (eds.) The Frontiers of Nonviolence (Honolulu HI & Bangkok: International Peace Research Association Nonviolence Commission,1998).

Schell, Jonathan. The Unconquerable World (NY: Metropolitian, 2003). Successful nonviolent resistance in South Africa & Soviet bloc may suggest alternatives to violence for the future.

Seel, Benjamin; Mathew Paterson & Brian Doherty (eds.) Direct Action in British Environmentalism (NY: Routledge, 2000).

Sharp, Gene. The Politics of Non-Violent Action (Boston: Sergent, 2003).

Sibley, Mulford Q. The Political Theories of Modern Pacifism: An Analysis & Criticism [1944] (NY: Garland, 1972).

__________. The Quiet Battle: Writings on the Theory & Practice of Nonviolent Resistance [1963] (Boston: Beacon, 1968).

Simon, Arthur. Harvesting Peace. The Arms Race & Human Need (Kansas City, 1990).

Smith, E. Timothy. Opposition Beyond the Water’s Edge. Liberal Internationalists, Pacifists & Containment. 1945-1953 (Westport CT, 1999).

Steger, Manfred B. Gandhi's Dilemma: Nonviolent Principles & Nationalist Power (NY: St. Martin's, 2000).

Tamaro, Susanna. Turning Home: A Memoir (NY, 200?).

Taylor, Richard K. Blockade (Maryknoll NY, 1977).

Tollefson, James W. The Strength Not to Fight. An Oral History of Conscientious Objectors to the Vietnam War (Boston, 1993).

Tolstoy, Leo. Writings on Civil Disobedience & Nonviolence (Philadelphia/Santa Cruz, 1987).

Tracy, James. Direct Action: Radical Pacifism from the Union Eight to the Chicago Seven (Chicago: U. Chicago, 1996).

Walker, Charles. A World Peace Guard. An Unarmed Agency for Peacekeeping (Hyderabad, 1981).

Wallis, Jim (ed.) Peacemakers. Christian Voices from the New Abolitionist Movement (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1983).

War Resisters' League. Handbook for Nonviolent Action (NY: WRL, 1989).

Wilcox, Fred. Uncommon Martyrs: The Berrigans, the Catholic Left & the Plowshares Movement (Reading MA: Addison-Wesley, 1991).

Willson, S. Brian. On Third World Legs (Chicago: Charles H. Kerr, 1992).

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).

Zinn, Howard et al. The Power of Nonviolence: Writings by Advocates of Peace (Boston: Beacon, 2002).

Zunes, Stephen; Lester R. Kurtz & Sarah Beth Asher (eds.) Nonviolent Social Movements. A Geographical Perspective (Malden MA: Blackwell, 1999).

In the Library: Fiction

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

"Dave Dellinger & the Power of the People" Two compact discs (over 2 hrs.) recorded at 50-yr. celebration for Dellinger & Elizabeth Peterson (10/20/01). Remarks by Howard Zinn, Dennis Brutus, John Froines, Ralph DiGia, Arthur Kinoy, Staughton Lynd & many others. $24 from Toward Freedom; POB 468; Burlington, VT 05402-0468.

Film & Video

“Bringing Down a Dictator” [2003], dir. Jack DuVall & Peter Ackerman. ?m. Otpor, the Serbian opposition movement to Milosevic.

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