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A War of Individuals: Bloomsbury Attitudes to the Great War

Jonathan Atkin

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719060700
eISBN:
9781781700105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719060700.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Great War still haunts us. This book draws together examples of the ‘aesthetic pacifism’ practised during the Great War by such celebrated individuals as Virginia Woolf, Siegfried Sassoon and ... More


Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen

Christopher Capozzola

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335491
eISBN:
9780199868971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335491.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In April 1917, the United States embarked on World War I, with little history of conscription, an army smaller than Romania's, and a political culture that saw little role for the federal government ... More


Global Social Democracy

Richard W. Miller

in Globalizing Justice: The Ethics of Poverty and Power

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199581986
eISBN:
9780191723247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581986.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

If the established institutions of great powers, including the United States, are an enduring source of global injustice, social movements hold special promise as means of progress. The history of ... More


Who Belongs?

Kathleen M. Blee

in Democracy in the Making: How Activist Groups Form

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842766
eISBN:
9780199951161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842766.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explores how emerging activist groups develop an organizational character as they wrestle with issues of belonging, membership, and recruitment. It explains how activist groups decide ... More


The Few to Profit: Poets Against War

Tim Kendall

in Modern English War Poetry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199562022
eISBN:
9780191707636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562022.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores anti-war poetry. War sells poetry so effectively that very few, if any, of the new poems represented in anti-war anthologies would under different circumstances have reached a ... More


La Grande Illusion as a Work of Art

Peter Goldie

in Ethics at the Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195320398
eISBN:
9780199869534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320398.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

I argue that La Grande Illusion is not just an anti-war film—although it certainly is that. It is also a film about class: it shows how class separates people of a nation from each other; and it ... More


Merchants of War and Peace: British Knowledge of China in the Making of the Opium War

Song-Chuan Chen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888390564
eISBN:
9789888390274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390564.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book challenges conventional arguments that the major driving forces of the First Opium War were the infamous opium smuggling trade, the defence of British national honour, and cultural ... More


The Elihu Burritt Era: Pacifist Impact, January 1846–September 1848

Martin Ceadel

in The Origins of War Prevention: The British Peace Movement and International Relations 1730-1854

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198226741
eISBN:
9780191678660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198226741.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This period saw the peace movement take off: lifted by the support of an attentive public, it came to resemble a glider as it exploited the rising currents of anti-war feeling by launching two ... More


Catholics’ Opposition to the War

William B. Kurtz

in Excommunicated From the Union: How the Civil War Created a Separate Catholic America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267538
eISBN:
9780823272372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267538.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Anti-war Catholic opponents of the Republican-led war effort believed that the Lincoln administration had gone too far in converting what had been a conservative war to restore the Union “as it was” ... More


Waging War on War: Peacefighting in American Literature

Giorgio Mariani

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039751
eISBN:
9780252097850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039751.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The notion that war plays a fundamental role in the United States' idea of itself obscures the rich—and by no means naïve—seam of anti-war thinking that winds through American culture. This book ... More


The Korean War in Britain: Citizenship, selfhood and forgetting

Grace Huxford

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526118950
eISBN:
9781526138958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526118950.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The Korean War in Britain explores the social and cultural impact of the Korean War (1950–53) on Britain. Coming just five years after the ravages of the Second World War, Korea was a deeply ... More


What He Received: Units of Tradition

Richard Lischer

in The Preacher King: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Word that Moved America

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195111323
eISBN:
9780199853298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111323.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In the early 1950s, the young King started preaching one of the borrowed, general outlines around which he made a sermon entitled “The Three Dimensions of a Complete Life.” Under a wide array of ... More


War Opponent and War President

Gabor S. Boritt

in The Gettysburg Lectures

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195089110
eISBN:
9780199853830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195089110.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explores Lincoln's childhood years and his growing aberration to war. The War of 1812 coincided with Lincoln's early childhood. Patriotic and pro-war sentiments surrounded his youth. ... More


Across the Divide: Union Soldiers View the Northern Home Front

Steven J. Ramold

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729199
eISBN:
9780814760178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729199.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Union soldiers left home in 1861 with expectations that the conflict would be short, the purpose of the war was clear, and public support back home was universal. As the war continued, however, Union ... More


Peace Corps Fantasies: How Development Shaped the Global Sixties

Molly Geidel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816692217
eISBN:
9781452952468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692217.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

To tens of thousands of volunteers in its first decade, the Peace Corps was “the toughest job you’ll ever love.” In the United States’ popular imagination to this day, it is a symbol of selfless ... More


“The Ranting of the Black-Hearted Villains”: Soldiers and the Anti-War Movement

Steven J. Ramold

in Across the Divide: Union Soldiers View the Northern Home Front

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729199
eISBN:
9780814760178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729199.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the Union soldiers' opposition to the anti-war movement that emerged during the Civil War. It considers how Union soldiers came to despise those who espoused peace at any cost, ... More


Gimme Some Truth: The John Lennon FBI Files

Jon Wiener

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520216464
eISBN:
9780520924543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520216464.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book tells the story of the author's remarkable fourteen-year court battle to win release of the FBI's surveillance files on John Lennon under the Freedom of Information Act. The files had been ... More


Education, or ‘part of our foreign policy’?: At war in Vietnam

Alice Garner and Diane Kirkby

in Academic ambassadors, Pacific allies: Australia, America and the Fulbright Program

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526128973
eISBN:
9781526142030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526128973.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

By the early 1960s the original Fulbright Agreement had expired and a new one was negotiated, as a binational agreement with the Australian government providing equal funding. This was signed in ... More


‘Experience is the only teacher’: Academic ambassadors interpret ‘mutual understanding’

Alice Garner and Diane Kirkby

in Academic ambassadors, Pacific allies: Australia, America and the Fulbright Program

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526128973
eISBN:
9781526142030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526128973.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The Vietnam War posed significant challenges to academics on educational exchange who were expected under the Fulbright program to be ambassadors as well as researchers. The CIA surveillance of the ... More


A Cresting Wave, 1967–1970

Daniel Burton-Rose

in Guerrilla USA: The George Jackson Brigade and the Anticapitalist Underground of the 1970s

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264281
eISBN:
9780520936485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264281.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The threat of a large-scale white riot prompted by United States policies in Indochina cropped up for the first time in the planning of the October 1967 march on Washington. Dave Dellinger, a Quaker ... More


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