The Fight for Peace
A History of Antiwar Movements in AmericaBook - 2006
Throughout U.S. history, antiwar activists have gathered and lobbied to prevent armed conflict.Often their work put them at odds with the majority population.Sometimes their antiwar positions gave their opponents' reason to questions the activist loyalty to the United States.The Fight for Peace traces the work of antiwar activists from the Revolutionary War (1776-1783) to the conflict in Iraq in the 2000s.This book shines light on the U.S. peace movements and organizations that developed in the 1800s, as well as the international pacifist groups that bucked the majority in the 1900s.The book also gives voice to these who argue that some causes are worth fighting for.In so doing, the Fight for Peace makes us face the ongoing tension between those who fight wars and those who fight to preserve peace.
Publisher: Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, 2006
Branch Call Number: YA 303.66 G713F 2006
Characteristics: 136 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm