Wartime Dissent in America: A History and Anthology

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Palgrave Macmillan, Aug 15, 2010 - History - 214 pages

Wartime Dissent in America tells the story of U.S. wartime dissent by exploring the speeches, pamphlets and essays of war opponents in every major American war since the Revolutionary War. This history and anthology summarizes each war, with special emphasis on the jeopardy and impact of dissent during each period. Far more than an anthology, the book explores the history and development of American wartime dissent. It is, at once, a valuable collection of the nation’s vital statements of wartime dissent, while also telling the broader story in which this tradition of dissent developed and played out. Robert Mann illuminates the constitutional and moral philosophies used to oppose war over more than two centuries.

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Contents

Rebels to the Law of the Kingdom
11
Weed Our Country of Traitors
23
This Miserable War
33
Copyright

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Robert Mann holds the Manship Chair in Mass Communication at the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University and is a senior public policy fellow at the school's Reilly Center for Media and Public Affairs. Formerly an aide to three U.S. senators and a Louisiana governor, Mann has written critically acclaimed political histories of the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War. His essays and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times and the Boston Globe.

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