A World Without War: How U. S. Feminists and Pacifists Resisted World War I / Edition 1

A World Without War: How U. S. Feminists and Pacifists Resisted World War I / Edition 1

by Frances H. Early
     
 

Frances H. Early traces the connection between feminist antiwar activism and the emergence of the modern civil liberties movement in World War I America. Through the lives and deeds of Frances Witherspoon and Tracy Mygatt, Early provides a detailed account of the activities of the New York Bureau of Legal Advice, a mixed-gender organization associated with the… See more details below

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Frances H. Early traces the connection between feminist antiwar activism and the emergence of the modern civil liberties movement in World War I America. Through the lives and deeds of Frances Witherspoon and Tracy Mygatt, Early provides a detailed account of the activities of the New York Bureau of Legal Advice, a mixed-gender organization associated with the feminist-oriented, left-wing pacifist movement of the war years. A World Without War explores the role of women's political activism during an era of militarism and social repression. Early shows how a small coalition of activists struggled to expose the antidemocratic forces of the wartime state, including its brutal treatment of conscientious objectors. She presents the personal dimension to pacifist work, as women and men disrupted conventional wartime notions of femininity and masculinity with a view to fashioning nonviolent gender identities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815627647
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Series:
Peace and Conflict Resolution Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
265
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Prologue1
1Fannie May Witherspoon and the Founding of the Bureau of Legal Advice5
2Free Speech and Personal Behavior in Wartime27
3Conscription's Home Front Victims and Enemy Aliens60
4Feminist Pacifists and Conscientious Objectors90
5The Push for Amnesty122
6The Ellis Island Deportees155
7Creating a Peace Culture189
Notes203
Bibliography237
Index249

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