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Gwinn, Kristen E.

Works: 3 works in 11 publications in 1 language and 1,533 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: JZ5540.2.B35, 303.66
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Most widely held works by Kristen E Gwinn
Emily Greene Balch : the long road to internationalism by Kristen E Gwinn( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emily Greene Balch was an important Progressive Era reformer and advocate for world peace. Balch served as a professor of economics and sociology at Wellesley College for twenty years until her opposition to World War I resulted with the board of trustees to refusing to renew her contract. Afterwards, Balch continued to emphasize the importance of international institutions for preventing and reconciling conflicts. She was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 1946 for her efforts in cofounding and leading the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). In tracing Balch's work at Wellesley, for the WILPF, and for other peace movements, Gwinn illuminates Balch's ideas on negotiated peace, internationalism, global citizenship, and diversity while providing pointed insight into her multifaceted career, philosophy, and temperament. Detailing Balch's academic research on Slavic immigration and her arguments for greater cultural and monetary cohesion in Europe, Gwinn shows how Balch's scholarship and teaching reflected her philosophical development
Women in Ireland's battle for independence, Easter 1916 by Kristen E Gwinn( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peace is too small a word" : the life and ideas of Emily Greene Balch by Kristen E Gwinn( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

During her life, Emily Greene Balch (1867-1961) was a well-known academic and a leading figure in several movements for social reform, yet she remains little discussed figure in American history. She helped to found Boston's first settlement house. One of America's first economists and sociologists, she later became a professor and then dean at Wellesley College. During her tenure at that prestigious institution, she remained a widely published scholar on American immigration. In her middle age, she became an international peace leader. Her work with the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom led to a Nobel Peace Prize in 1946. Despite her varied and impressive career, no scholarly biography of her life existed until now. This work examines the life of Emily Greene Balch, filling a void in the scholarship on this important American. It details Balch's journey through her various career choices in order to determine what influenced her decisions and how her choices altered her life and her communities. In the process, it highlights the evolution of Balch's ideas and places her in the context of women internationalists in the early twentieth century.--Author's abstract
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Emily Greene Balch : the long road to internationalism