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Rethinking the American Anti-War Movement.

By: Hall, Simon.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012Description: 1 online resource (209 p.).ISBN: 9780203357477.Subject(s): Peace movements - United States - History - 20th century | Peace movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Protest movements | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movementsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Rethinking the American Anti-War MovementDDC classification: 959.704/31 | 959.70431 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Rethinking the American Anti-War Movement; Copyright; Contents; Editors's Series Introduction; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1. The Movement's Origins; 2. Key Events; 3. Key Figures; 4. Intersections and Relationships with Other Movements; 5. Strengths and Weaknesses; 6. The Movement's Legacy; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: Between 1965 and 1973, hundreds of thousands of ordinary Americans participated in one of the most remarkable and significant people's movements in American history. Through marches, rallies, draft resistance, teach-ins, civil disobedience, and non-violent demonstrations at both the national and local levels, Americans vehemently protested the country's involvement in the Vietnam War. Rethinking the American Anti-War Movement provides a short, accessible overview of this important social and political movement, highlighting key events and key figures, the movement's strength
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Cover; Rethinking the American Anti-War Movement; Copyright; Contents; Editors's Series Introduction; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1. The Movement's Origins; 2. Key Events; 3. Key Figures; 4. Intersections and Relationships with Other Movements; 5. Strengths and Weaknesses; 6. The Movement's Legacy; Notes; Bibliography; Index

Between 1965 and 1973, hundreds of thousands of ordinary Americans participated in one of the most remarkable and significant people's movements in American history. Through marches, rallies, draft resistance, teach-ins, civil disobedience, and non-violent demonstrations at both the national and local levels, Americans vehemently protested the country's involvement in the Vietnam War. Rethinking the American Anti-War Movement provides a short, accessible overview of this important social and political movement, highlighting key events and key figures, the movement's strength

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Hall (Univ. of Leeds, UK) has written a useful overview of the US anti-Vietnam War movement. Actually, this is not so much a "rethinking" as it is a well-written account of the main facets of organized opposition to the war. Perhaps the most interesting insights come in the final chapter, which deals in part with the connections between the antiwar movement of the 1960s and 1970s and "conservative" movements of later decades, especially anti-abortion groups. Relying mainly on secondary sources, Hall concludes that historians will probably never know the exact impact of organized opposition to the war. Certainly, other factors like the war's length and seeming inconclusiveness played a much greater role in ending US involvement than an antiwar movement that the large majority of Americans viewed negatively. For some reason, Hall chose to organize thematically rather than chronologically, which leads to some confusion and repetition. Since the book's most likely audience will be students, this approach might be off-putting. A competent survey outlining major points of view, this work is most appropriate for academic libraries. Summing Up: Recommended. Undergraduate collections and up. A. O. Edmonds Ball State University

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Simon Hall is Senior Lecturer in American History at the University of Leeds, UK.

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