War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914-1918

Michael Kazin
$28.00 hardcover

This is the story of the Americans who tried to stop their nation from fighting in one of history’s most destructive wars and then were hounded by the government when they refused to back down. Coming from a variety of backgrounds, this coalition of peace activists mounted street demonstrations and popular exhibitions, attracted prominent leaders from the labor and suffrage movements, ran peace candidates for local and federal office, and founded new organizations that endured beyond the cause. For almost three years, they helped prevent Congress from authorizing a massive increase in the size of the US army—a step advocated by ex-president Theodore Roosevelt. War Against War is a dramatic account of a major turning point in the history of the United States and the world.