American Peace and Justice Movement From the Early Twentieth Century to the Present

Author: Howlett, Charles
Year:2016
Pages:304
ISBN:1-4955-0421-2
978-1-4955-0421-1
Price:249.95
This study gives us a different perspective of how 20th Century American history looks when we examine it through the lens of the organized peace movements that occurred, their history, leadership, organizational base and their long tradition of concern for social justice which has led to significant political and social reform in America.

Reviews

“In this study of peace and social justice activism Charles Howlett offers an excellent introduction to the modern American peace movement – from WWI to the 9/11 Wars – within the broader context of modern US history…[he] emphasizes the links between the peace movement and other social reform movements including, labor rights, economic justice, civil rights, women’s rights, gay/lesbian rights, and environmental concerns…With its assessable writing, balanced treatment, and broad sweep, it provides an ideal companion for survey courses in 20th century US history and in courses on Peace History Studies.”
-Professor Scott H. Bennett,
Georgian Court University,
Past President, Peace History Society


Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
FOREWORD by Scott H. Bennett
PREFACE
INTRODUCTION:
1. ORIGINS OF PACIFISM AND PEACE ACTIVISM: PRE-WORLD WAR I
2. CONFRONTING WAR AND THE EMERGENCE OF A MODERN MOVEMENT
3. RADICAL PACIFISM FOR PEACE, ECONOMIC, AND RACIAL MOVEMENT
4. NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION FOR EQUALITY AND NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT
5. OPPOSING IMPERIALISM, AN UNPOPULAR WAR, AND PROMOTING DEMOCRATIC JUSTICE
6. CONTINUING STRUGGLES FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE SINCE THE VIETNAM WAR
CONCLUSION
APPENDICES

A. Notable 20th Century peace Activists
B. Brief Histories of Activist peace organizations Established in the 20th Century
C. Selected Legal Cases Related to War Dissent
D. Chronology of Peace Activism (1906-2015)
E. Famous Peace Treaty Outlawing War (1928)
F. Senate Testimony by Jennifer Leaning, M.D.
G. Granny Peace Brigade “Mission Statement” (2015)
FURTHER READING
INDEX