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War against war : the American fight for peace, 1914-1918, Michael Kazin

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War against war : the American fight for peace, 1914-1918
Title
War against war
Title remainder
the American fight for peace, 1914-1918
Statement of responsibility
Michael Kazin
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"The untold story of the movement that came close to keeping the United States out of the First World War. This book is about the Americans who tried to stop their nation from fighting in one of history's most destructive wars and then were hounded by the government when they refused to back down. In the riveting War Against War, Michael Kazin brings us into the ranks of the largest, most diverse, and most sophisticated peace coalition up to that point in US history. They came from a variety of backgrounds: wealthy and middle and working class, urban and rural, white and black, Christian and Jewish and atheist. They mounted street demonstrations and popular exhibitions, attracted prominent leaders from the labor and suffrage movements, ran peace candidates for local and federal office, and founded new organizations that endured beyond the cause. For almost three years, they helped prevent Congress from authorizing a massive increase in the size of the US army--a step advocated by ex-president Theodore Roosevelt. Soon after the end of the Great War, most Americans believed it had not been worth fighting. And when its bitter legacy led to the next world war, the warnings of these peace activists turned into a tragic prophecy--and the beginning of a surveillance state that still endures today. War Against War is a dramatic account of a major turning point in the history of the United States and the world"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
Dewey number
940.3/120973
Index
index present
LC call number
D619
LC item number
.K39 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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War against war : the American fight for peace, 1914-1918, Michael Kazin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1677722
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
378 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476705903
Lccn
2016005355
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1677722
  • (Sirsi) 1677722
  • (OCoLC)944380292
Label
War against war : the American fight for peace, 1914-1918, Michael Kazin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1677722
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
378 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476705903
Lccn
2016005355
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1677722
  • (Sirsi) 1677722
  • (OCoLC)944380292

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