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Peace or war : the American struggle, 1636-1936

Author: Merle Curti
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [©1936]
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Genre/Form: History
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Curti, Merle (Merle Eugene), 1897-1996.
Peace or war.
New York, W.W. Norton & Co. [©1936]
(OCoLC)576927042
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Merle Curti
OCLC Number: 2779605
Notes: "First edition."
"Notes": pages 313-358.
Description: 374 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Prospect : I. The pioneers, 1636-1860 : Attitudes of colonial American towards peace and war ; The American Revolution: its relation to militarism, antimilitarism, and pacifism ; The Jefferson Embargo as an instrument for keeping out of Europe's wars in the Napoleonic period ; War of 1812: defeatism, pacifist opposition ; The origins of the peace movement ; The Rush-Bagot Convention ; Philosophy and tactics of the pre-Civil War peace movement ; The leaders in the peace crusade ; Failures and achievements --
II. The test of Civil War, 1861-1865 : The effort to compromise and prevent war on the eve of conflict ; Stop the war! copperheads and defeatists; Quakers; pacifists ; Anglo-American controversies: the Trent, the Alabama, attitudes and activities of the American and English friends of peace ; Cleavage between American and British peace movements ; Effects of the Civil War on the peace movement abroad --
III. Renewal of the struggle, 1865-1885 : Resources and leadership ; The stimulus of the European revival of internationalism and pacifism ; "Let us have peace!"; the peace movement and Reconstruction ; The challenge of the Indian wars; the Quakers try non-violence ; The campaign for arbitration and the reform and codification of international law; Charles Sumner, David Dudley Field, etc. ; The Franco-Prussian War --
IV. Allies and obstacles, 1870-1900 :The inherited ideals of the American people ; The passing of the frontier ; Industrial conflicts and business enterprise ; Immigration ; Feminism ; New currents of thought: theory of evolution, social, Darwinism, "Mutual Aid." The new technology of warfare. Growth of jurisprudence. Socialism and anarchism --
V. Propaganda and pressure, 1870-1898 : Resources and personnel ; Programs and principles ; Propaganda techniques; the pacifist lobby in Washington ; The changing attitudes of public men ; The campaign for permanent arbitration treaties ; The fight against militarism and navalism. VI. Imperialism and world organization, 1890-1907 : The Spanish-American War ; Imperialism and anti-imperialism ; The Pan-American Conferences ; The Hague Conferences --
VII. Toward victory: 1900-1914 : Growth and expansion; the endowments and foundations; the academic supporters; the coming of European internationalists; the Inter-parliamentary Union ; The peace congresses, international and national ; Schools and colleges ; The churches ; Business and labor ; The Taft and Bryan treaties ; The peace movement in Congress --
VIII. The world at war, 1914-1918 : "Lay down your arms"; efforts to stop the war ; The fight against America's entrance into the war, official and unofficial ; The Socialists and the War ; Conscientious objection ; The crusade for a League of Nations and a durable peace ; The effects of the war: a. on the peace movement itself, b. on thought and feeling --
IX. The struggle renewed again, 1918-1936 : The post-war growth in the peace movement ; New propaganda techniques ; The leading anti-war groups ; The left-wing attack on war ; A united peace front? ; Munitions, sanctions, and neutrality --
X. Retrospect : Factors of strength and weakness in the American struggle against war ; Has the peace movement failed? The new emphasis on economic causes of war ; The challenge of today.
Responsibility: by Merle Curti.

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