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Soldiers of peace : Civil War pacifism and the postwar radical peace movement

Author: Thomas F Curran
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2003.
Series: North's Civil War, no. 22.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Curran studies the "perfectionist pacifists," radical northerners who took an extreme pacifist stand during the Civil War. After the war, they created the Universal Peace Union (UPU) which worked throughout the rest of the century to abolish war and confront the shortcomings of both government and society.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas F Curran
ISBN: 0823222101 9780823222100
OCLC Number: 51613838
Description: xv, 228 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Perfectionist pacifism --
Making millenniums: roots of perfectionist pacifism --
Perfectionism and the obligations of citizenship --
The perils of perfectionism --
The perfectionists organize --
Realizing the "universal republic" --
The "sum of all virtues" --
The limits of perfection.
Series Title: North's Civil War, no. 22.
Responsibility: Thomas F. Curran.
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Historians have tended to dismiss pacifism and the peace movement of the Civil War era, arguing that most Americans believed in the war as an answer to the crisis of secession. This groundbreaking  Read more...

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