Alfred Henry Love


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(1830–1913), Quaker whose religious and social ideas made him an outstanding pacifist. His refusal to compromise during the Civil War led to the writing of An Appeal in Vindication of Peace Principles (1862) and the formation of the Universal Peace Society. Throughout his life he continued his vigorous though somewhat naïve attempts to prevent war, and for his spirited criticism of the Spanish-American War he was hanged in effigy.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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