Wartime Dissent in America: A History and Anthology

Wartime Dissent in America: A History and Anthology

by Robert Mann
     
 

ISBN-10: 0230104835

ISBN-13: 9780230104839

Pub. Date: 08/15/2010

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This wide-ranging book tells the story of U.S. wartime dissent by exploring speeches, pamphlets, and essays produced by the opponents of every major American conflict since the Revolutionary War. Combining narrative history with a rich selection of primary sources, Robert Mann summarizes each war and explores the history and development of American wartime dissent,

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This wide-ranging book tells the story of U.S. wartime dissent by exploring speeches, pamphlets, and essays produced by the opponents of every major American conflict since the Revolutionary War. Combining narrative history with a rich selection of primary sources, Robert Mann summarizes each war and explores the history and development of American wartime dissent, with a special emphasis on the risks and impact of opposition during each period. It includes figures as diverse as John C. Calhoun, William Jennings Bryan, and Patrick Buchanan, while also telling the broader story in which this tradition of dissent developed and played out, illuminating the constitutional and moral philosophies used to oppose war over more than two centuries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230104839
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
08/15/2010
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

1 The American Revolution: "Rebels to the Law of the Kingdom" 11

2 The War of 1812: "Weed Our Country of Traitors" 23

3 The Mexican War: "This Miserable War" 33

4 The Civil War: "This War is Murder, & Nothing Else" 41

5 The Spanish-American War and the Philippine War: "The Blind Passions of This Country" 59

6 World War I: "The Poison of Disloyalty" 69

7 World War II: "Stop Asking for War" 85

8 The Cold War: "Hurtling Toward War Again" 103

9 The Korean War: "No Substitute for Victory" 115

10 The Vietnam War: "Yellow in Color and Lacking in Courage" 127

11 The Persian Gulf War: "A Headlong Course Toward War" 147

12 The Global War on Terrorism: "The Patriot Games, the Lying Games" 159

Conclusion 179

Notes 183

Index 205

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