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By Ira Chernus

ISBN-10: 1570755477

ISBN-13: 9781570755477

such a lot americans can recite the names of recognized generals and ancient battles. a few may also identify champions of nonviolence like Martin Luther King Jr., or keep in mind the struggles for peace and justice that run like a thread via U.S. historical past. yet little cognizance is paid to the highbrow culture of nonviolence. Ira Chernus surveys the evolution of this strong thought from the Colonial period as much as at the present time, targeting consultant pursuits (Anabaptists, Quakers, Anarchists, Progressives) and key contributors (Thoreau, Reinhold Niebuhr, Dorothy Day, A.J. Muste, King, Barbara Deming), together with non-Americans like Mohandas Gandhi or Thich Nhat Hanh, who've helped shape the assumption of nonviolence within the usa. American Nonviolence bargains a necessary advisor for either scholars and activists.

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