As the United States tries to grapple with the Soviet downing of the Korean 747, multiple conflicts in Central America and the Middle East, war in Afghanistan, and potential problems in Africa and elsewhere, Charles DeBenedetti's concise and comprehensive survey of the peace movement or movements in American history is more timely than ever.
"DeBenedetti . . . has produced the new synthesis which peace scholarship has so long needed." —Reviews in American History
"[The Peace Reform in American History]conveys forcefully the heterogeneity of the groups . . . that have made up the drive for peace; it sets developments in their domestic and international context; it relates peace reform to other movements; it is written with verve and clarity." —Journal of American Studies