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War No More

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War No More

Three Centuries of American Antiwar and Peace Writing

By Lawrence Alan Rosenwald

Library of America, Hardcover, 9781598534733, 850pp.

Publication Date: June 14, 2016

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Description
A first-of-its-kind gathering of the essential texts of the American antiwar tradition, from the Revolution to the war on terror: over 150 eloquent, provocative voices for peace.
Library of America presents an unprecedented tribute to a great American literary tradition.War has been a reality of the American experience from the founding of the nation and in every generation therehave been dedicated and passionate visionaries who have responded to this reality with vital calls for peace.Spanning from the Revolution to the war on terror, "War No More "gathers the essential texts of this uniquelyAmerican antiwar tradition in one volume for the first time. Classic expressions of conscience like Thoreau's seminal Civil Disobedience lay the groundwork for such influential modern theorists of nonviolence as DavidDellinger, Thomas Merton, and Barbara Deming. The long arc of the American antiwar movement is vividlytraced in the urgent appeals of activists, made in soaring oratory and galvanizing song, and in dramatic dispatchesfrom the front lines of antiwar protests. The voices of veterans, from the Civil War to the Iraq War, are prominentlyrepresented, as is the firsthand testimony of conscientious objectors. Contemporary writers, includingBarbara Kingsolver, Jonathan Schell, Nicholson Baker, and Jane Hirshfield, demonstrate the ongoing richnessof this literature in the years since September 11, 2001. Featuring more than 150 eloquent and provocativewriters in all, "War No More "is a bible for activists, a go-to resource for scholars and students, and an inspiringand fascinating story for every reader interested in the crosscurrents of war and peace in American history.


About the Author
A widely recognized expert on the literature of nonviolence, Lawrence Rosenwald is Anne Pierce Rogers Professor of American Literature at Wellesley College.
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