An Energy Field More Intense Than War: The Nonviolent Tradition and American Literature

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Syracuse University Press, 1995 - Literary Criticism - 169 pages
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An account of the tradition of literature dealing with non-violence in the United States, from the 17th to the 20th century. Beginning with Quakers of the 1680s, through the Sanctuary Movement and Plowshares of the 1980s, various novelists and poets, including Hawthorne and Whitman, are discussed.
 

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Contents

The Peaceable Kingdom 16071776
3
Passive Resistance 17761865
18
Labor Agitation and Religious Dissent 18651914
37
Draft Resistance and the Labor Movement 19141940
56
Conscientious Objection and Civil Rights 19401965
75
War Resistance Nuclear Disarmament
99
Against Forgetting 1990 and After
120
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