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American Pacifism, the “Greatest Generation,” and World War II

Scott H. Bennett.

in The United States and the Second World War

September 2010; p ublished online March 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 12454 words.

This chapter examines both secular and religious pacifists, the movement's reaction to prewar preparedness, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the vital role that peace ...

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“What Will Become of Pennsylvania?”: War, Community, and the Language of Suffering for Peace

Patrick M. Erben.

in A Harmony of the Spirits

June 2012; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 24746 words.

Beginning with the War of Jenkins's Ear and King George's War in the 1740s, Pennsylvania's peaceful status was threatened by rising imperial tensions. This chapter argues that debates over...

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Prologue

A. Glenn Crothers.

in Quakers Living in the Lion's Mouth

April 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 2293 words.

The prologue introduces Samuel M. Janney, Quaker minister, educator, historian, and antislavery activist. His 1849 arrest by a Loudoun County, Virginia, grand jury for inciting slave revolt...

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The Rabbi's Atheist Daughter

Bonnie S. Anderson.

February 2017; p ublished online December 2016 .

Book. Subjects: History of the Americas. 264 pages.

Famous in the 1850s, Ernestine Rose has been undeservedly forgotten. An outstanding orator and activist for women’s rights, free thought, anti-slavery, and pacifism, Rose became admired...

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Anti-imperialism for Jesus

Michael G. Thompson.

in For God and Globe

November 2015; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 8482 words.

This chapter follows The World Tomorrow editor Kirby Page from his early career as an aspiring YMCA missionary world traveler with Sherwood Eddy to his vocation as an independent foreign...

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Finding a Path of Virtue in a Revolutionary World

A. Glenn Crothers.

in Quakers Living in the Lion's Mouth

April 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 13988 words.

This chapter examines how Friends' pacifism during the American Revolution, coupled with their decision to end slaveholding, led white Virginians to suspect Friends' patriotism. Following...

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A “Nest of Abolitionists”

A. Glenn Crothers.

in Quakers Living in the Lion's Mouth

April 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 13588 words.

This chapter examines Quaker antislavery after 1830, arguing that Friends' activism was constrained by the white community's growing intolerance of dissent and by Friends' economic and...

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The Making of a Mind

Laura Visser-Maessen.

in Robert Parris Moses

May 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 11332 words.

This chapter details Moses’s path into the 1960s civil rights movement by tracing the influences that shaped his ideas before he joined SNCC. Set against the general atmosphere of the Great...

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The Great Interruption

Susan Goodier and Karen Pastorello.

in Women Will Vote

September 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 7739 words.

This chapter examines the woman suffrage movement during the outbreak of war in Europe. Contradictions and upheaval related to the war marred the last three years of the suffrage campaign...

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Gertrude Weil

Leonard Rogoff.

April 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Book. Subjects: History of the Americas. 368 pages.

This biography recounts the life of a Southern citizen activist whose career of social advocacy extended from the end of Reconstruction to the civil-rights movement. Born in 1879 in...

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Introduction

Robert M. Sandow.

in Contested Loyalty

June 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 8984 words.

This volume explores the significance and meanings of “loyalty” in the Northern states during the Civil War. Collectively, these essays use the experiences of differing individuals or...

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Quakers

John Smolenski.

in Atlantic History

P ublished online December 2012 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; European History; African History; History; Regional and National History. 10437 words.

The Society of Friends, colloquially known as the Quakers, played a major role in shaping the religious culture of the Atlantic world. Emerging during the religious upheaval of the...