Peace And Bread In Time Of War

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First published in 1922 during the "Red Scare," by which time Jane Addams's pacifist efforts had adversely affected her popularity as an author and social reformer, Peace and Bread in Time of War is Addams's eighth book and the third to deal with her thoughts on pacifism. Addams's unyielding pacifism during the Great War drew criticism from politicians and patriots who deemed her the "most dangerous woman in America." Even those who had embraced her ideals of social reform condemned her outspoken opposition to ...
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First published in 1922 during the "Red Scare," by which time Jane Addams's pacifist efforts had adversely affected her popularity as an author and social reformer, Peace and Bread in Time of War is Addams's eighth book and the third to deal with her thoughts on pacifism. Addams's unyielding pacifism during the Great War drew criticism from politicians and patriots who deemed her the "most dangerous woman in America." Even those who had embraced her ideals of social reform condemned her outspoken opposition to U.S. entry into World War I or were ambivalent about her peace platforms. Turning away from the details of the war itself, Addams relies on memory and introspection in this autobiographical portrayal of efforts to secure peace during the Great War. "I found myself so increasingly reluctant to interpret the motives of other people that at length I confined all analysis of motives to my own," she writes. Using the narrative technique she described in The Long Road of Woman's Memory, an extended musing on the roles of memory and myth in women's lives, Addams also recalls attacks by the press and defends her political ideals. Katherine Joslin's introduction provides additional historical context to Addams's involvement with the Woman's Peace Party, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and her work on Herbert Hoover's campaign to provide relief and food to women and children in war-torn enemy countries.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780217937245
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 10/14/2010
  • Pages: 56
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.12 (d)

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Introduction
Preface 1
1 At the Beginning of the Great War 3
2 The Neutral Conference plus the Ford Ship 17
3 President Wilson's Policies and the Woman's Peace Party 30
4 A Review of Bread Rations and Woman's Traditions 43
5 A Speculation on Bread Labor and War Slogans 53
6 After War Was Declared 62
7 Personal Reactions during War 76
8 In Europe during the Armistice 87
9 The Aftermath of War 102
10 A Food Challenge to the League of Nations 114
11 In Europe after Two Years of Peace 127
Afterword 141
Appendix 145
Index 149
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2012

    September 29, 2012

    This is a brief history of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom formed in early 1915. Their goal was to do everything in their power to create international relations based on good-will, making war impossible. This book was written in 1925. 138 pages.

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