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Nonviolence in America: A Documentary History

Author: Staughton Lynd

Editor: Alice Lynd

Orbis Books, Maryknoll NY, 1995, pp. 530

Originally published: 1966

The 1966 anthology included writings by opponents of slavery, anarchists and ‘progressives’ in the 19th century, and trade unionists, conscientious objectors and peace campaigners in the 20th century, up to the Civil Rights Movement and anti-Vietnam War protests. The revised edition covers radical Catholic resistance, nonviolent trade unionism, resistance to US imperialism in Central America in the 1980s and assistance to Central American refugees, opposition to the 1991 Gulf War and environmental protests.