Arms at Rest: Peacemaking and Peacekeeping in American History

Arms at Rest: Peacemaking and Peacekeeping in American History

by Joan R. Challinor
     
 

This outstanding collection of essays is the product of a symposium on peacemaking and peacekeeping, sponsored by the National Committee for the Bicentennial of the Treaty of Paris. The original papers included in this volume were written by leading scholars from the United States, Great Britain, and Canada to assess themes related to the prerequisites and

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This outstanding collection of essays is the product of a symposium on peacemaking and peacekeeping, sponsored by the National Committee for the Bicentennial of the Treaty of Paris. The original papers included in this volume were written by leading scholars from the United States, Great Britain, and Canada to assess themes related to the prerequisites and consequences of peace. The emphasis is on peaceful outcomes and the preservation of peace, rather than the causes of war, and the writings reflect a penetrating awareness of the many facets of peacemaking and peacekeeping. Included are thought-provoking discussions on the impact of war and promise of peace on women, the American perception of peace as an opportunity for profit and as a private political issue, the avoidance of war, and the possible obsolescence of war in our own era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313246425
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/04/1987
Series:
Contributions in American History Series, #12
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

JOAN R. CHALLINOR is a Professorial Lecturer in the Department of History at American University, Washington, DC.

ROBERT L. BEISNER is Professor and Chairman of the Department of History, American University, Washington, DC.

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