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Not in our name : American antiwar speeches, 1846 to the present

Author: Jesse Stellato
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A collection of American antiwar speeches from every major conflict starting with the Mexican-American War. Includes critical analyses, biographical and bibliographical information, and an appendix describing common rhetorical devices used by antiwar speakers"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jesse Stellato
ISBN: 9780271048680 0271048689 9780271048697 0271048697
OCLC Number: 778991001
Description: viii, 287 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Mexican-American War. Theodore Parker delivers "A sermon of war" ; Charles Sumner calls for the withdrawal of American troops from Mexico ; Abraham Lincoln inveighs against President Polk --
Civil War. Clement Vallandigham argues that the war cannot be won ; Alexander Long proposes peace at any price --
Spanish-American War and Philippine Insurrection. Moorfield Storey warns of a dangerous and growing militarism ; Charles Eliot Norton defines "true patriotism" ; Carl Schurz discusses the perils faced by an occupying force ; Charles Eliot Norton accuses America of "counterfeit patriotism" --
World War I. William Jennings Bryan resigns as Secretary of State to launch an antiwar crusade ; George Norris assails the Senate's War Resolution ; Robert La Follette argues that the war lacks popular support ; Kate Richards O'Hare discusses the war's degradation of women ; Eugene V. Debs argues that the working class will "furnish the corpses" of war --
World War II. Norman Thomas discusses the War's effect on civil liberties ; Richard Wright justifies African American opposition to World War II ; Charles Lindbergh asks "who are the war agitators?" --
Korean War. Paul Robeson declares that Blacks will never fight the Soviet Union ; W.E.B. Du Bois runs for Congress on a peace platform --
Vietnam War. Martin Luther King, Jr. urges Americans to go "beyond Vietnam" ; Eugene J. McCarthy celebrates the "spirit of 1963" ; Robert F. Kennedy says of the war in Vietnam: "it must be ended" ; Shirley Chisholm demands "people and peace, not profits and war" ; Fannie Lou Hamer rallies antiwar students at Berkeley ; John Kerry testifies on behalf of Vietnam veterans against the war --
War On Terror. Barbara Lee pleads with the House not to "become the evil that we deplore" ; Barack Obama criticizes a "dumb war" ; Noam Chomsky asks "why Iraq?" ; Robert Byrd chastises the Senate for standing "passively mute" --
Epilogue: The globalization of dissent. Arundhati Roy rails against "imperial democracy" --
Appendix A: Full-text sources --
Appendix B: Rhetorical devices in antiwar speeches.
Responsibility: edited by Jesse Stellato.

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