Radical Pacifism from the Union Eight to the Chicago Seven
By (author) James D. Tracy
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Direct Action by James D. Tracy
Book DescriptionThis text tells the story of how a small group of "radical pacifists" - nonviolent activists such as David Dellinger, Staughton Lynd, A.J. Muste, and Bayard Rustin played a major role in the rebirth of American radicalism and social protest in the 1950s and 1960s. Coming together in the camps and prisons where conscientious objectors were placed during World War II, radical pacifists developed an experimental protest style that emphasized media-savvy, symbolic confrontation with institutions deemed oppressive. Due to their tactical commitment to nonviolent direct action, they became the principal interpreters of Gandhism on the American Left, and indelibly stamped postwar America with their methods and ethos.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226811307
(215mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 12-Sep-1996
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author James D. Tracy
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Religion and the Early Modern State, Paperback (December 2010)
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City Walls, Paperback (December 2009)» View all books by James D. Tracy
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