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Political Action for Peace

Lily Geismer

in Don't Blame Us: Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Party

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157238
eISBN:
9781400852420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157238.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter demonstrates how the Vietnam War forced residents to grapple with the central role of defense spending in shaping the economy and labor market of the Route 128 area. The MIT scientists ... More


Reflections on Eqbal’s Life

Stuart Schaar

in Eqbal Ahmad: Critical Outsider in a Turbulent Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171564
eISBN:
9780231539920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171564.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Close friendship with Edward W. Said, leader of the US anti-war movement, a great teacher, return to Pakistan, attempting to establish a new university.


The American South and the Vietnam War: Belligerence, Protest, and Agony in Dixie

Joseph A. Fry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813161044
eISBN:
9780813165486
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813161044.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Place matters in how Americans have responded to and sought to influence US foreign policy. The dynamic of domestic regional influence on US foreign relations was especially apparent in the American ... More


Resister: A Story of Protest and Prison during the Vietnam War

Bruce Dancis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452420
eISBN:
9780801470417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452420.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The author of this book arrived at Cornell University in 1965 as a youth who was no stranger to political action. He grew up in a radical household and took part in the 1963 March on Washington as a ... More


Dangerous Grounds: Antiwar Coffeehouses and Military Dissent in the Vietnam Era

David L. Parsons

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632018
eISBN:
9781469632032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632018.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As the Vietnam War divided the nation, a network of antiwar coffeehouses appeared in the towns and cities outside American military bases. Owned and operated by civilian activists, GI coffeehouses ... More


The Catonsville Nine: An American Story

Shawn Francis Peters

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199827855
eISBN:
9780199950140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827855.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

On May 17th, 1968, a group of Catholic antiwar activists burst into a draft board in suburban Baltimore, stole hundreds of Selective Service records (which they called “death certificates”), and ... More


Women's Antiwar Diplomacy during the Vietnam War Era

Jessica M. Frazier

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631790
eISBN:
9781469631813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631790.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1965, fed up with President Johnson’s refusal to make serious diplomatic efforts to end the Vietnam War, a group of female American peace activists decided to take matters into their own hands by ... More


“Do They Believe in God?”

Shawn Francis Peters

in The Catonsville Nine: An American Story

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199827855
eISBN:
9780199950140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827855.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Roszel Cathcart Thomsen always seemed destined to carve out a formidable career in law. He did not just excel at Boys Latin, an all-boys school in Baltimore; he roared through the curriculum, ... More


“You Get the Kind of Freedom You Fight For”

Shawn Francis Peters

in The Catonsville Nine: An American Story

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199827855
eISBN:
9780199950140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827855.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Philip Berrigan was drawn to the idea of storming draft boards after he attended an antiwar conference at the University of Chicago. There was much talk at the conference about impeding the war ... More


“Guatemala Smells Like South Vietnam Did a Few Years Ago”

Shawn Francis Peters

in The Catonsville Nine: An American Story

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199827855
eISBN:
9780199950140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827855.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

With their convictions, the Baltimore Four faced terms in federal prison of up to fifteen years each. Given the nature of their offenses—and that two of them, Phil Berrigan and James Mengel, were ... More


“Did You Hear What We Are Planning?”

Shawn Francis Peters

in The Catonsville Nine: An American Story

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199827855
eISBN:
9780199950140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827855.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In Washington in the spring of 1968, George Mische indicated to Phil Berrigan—whose trial in federal court in Baltimore he had been attending—that he was beginning to assemble a group that might be ... More


Free to Be on West 80th Street

Dorothy Pitman Hughes

in When We Were Free to Be: Looking Back at a Children's Classic and the Difference It Made

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807837238
eISBN:
9781469601427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837559_rotskoff.32
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes the author's work as an activist, in which she has focused mainly on children. When she saw the toll taken by the Vietnam War, the author was concerned not only about the ... More


Endgame: How the Berkeley Grads Organized to Win

Steve Weissman

in The Free Speech Movement: Reflections on Berkeley in the 1960s

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222212
eISBN:
9780520928619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222212.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the author's experience the as a graduate student member of the Free Speech Movement (FSM) at the University of California, Berkeley. It suggests that the FSM was not a big ... More


Bob Drinan: The Controversial Life of the First Catholic Priest Elected to Congress

Raymond A. Schroth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823233045
eISBN:
9780823240456
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823233045.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book shows that the contentious mixture of religion and politics in the United States is nothing new. Four decades ago, Father Robert Drinan, the fiery Jesuit priest from Massachusetts, not only ... More


Motion Picture Pioneers of America

Nick Dawson

in Being Hal Ashby: Life of a Hollywood Rebel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125381
eISBN:
9780813135267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125381.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the success of Norman Jewison and Hal Ashby's collaboration in the film The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming. The film was based on Nathaniel Benchley's book The ... More


The Wars at Home

Glenn C. Altschuler and Isaac Kramnick

in Cornell: A History, 1940-2015

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801444258
eISBN:
9780801471896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801444258.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

This chapter examines student activism at Cornell University that began in early 1965. Nathaniel Pierce convened the first meeting of Students for Education (SFE) on March 8 to air students' ... More


Introduction

Robert M. Sandow

in Deserter Country: Civil War Opposition in the Pennsylvania Appalachians

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823230518
eISBN:
9780823240845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823230518.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This work is a study of war opposition, an “inner civil war,” in the Pennsylvania Appalachians. It pursues the basic question why some rural northerners opposed the Civil War even to the point of ... More


Ethical Correctness and the Decline of the Left

Jonathan Rée

in A Matter of Principle: Humanitarian Arguments for War in Iraq

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244863
eISBN:
9780520932166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244863.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter begins with a discussion of the Russian Revolution which had become a political symbol as well as a historic event. The Leninists were far too willing to follow the classic philosophical ... More


Moral Arguments: Sovereignty, Feasibility, Agency, and Consequences

Daniel Kofman

in A Matter of Principle: Humanitarian Arguments for War in Iraq

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244863
eISBN:
9780520932166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244863.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explores the two main areas of normative controversy giving rise to confusion in the antiwar movement: rights and duties concerning sovereignty, and agent-restrictive or consequentialist ... More


War’s Fortunes and Misfortunes, 1779–1783

Sheldon S. Cohen

in Commodore Abraham Whipple of the Continental Navy: Privateer, Patriot, Pioneer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034331
eISBN:
9780813038322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034331.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

By January 1779, it still seemed impossible for any American armed ship to sail into the Atlantic from Narragansett Bay. Also, like the problems seen during the previous year, the citizens were ... More


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