Bibliographic Details

American peace writers, editors, and periodicals : a dictionary / Nancy L. Roberts.

Author / Creator Roberts, Nancy L., 1954-
Imprint New York : Greenwood Press, 1991.
Description xli, 362 p. ; 25 cm.
Language English
Subject Pacifists -- United States -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
Authors, American -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
Peace movements -- United States -- History -- Dictionaries.
Authors, American.
Peace movements.
United States.
Biography -- Dictionaries.
Format E-Resource, Print, Book
URL for this record
ISBN 0313268428 (alk. paper)
Notes Includes bibliographical references ([347]-358) and index.
Review by Choice Review

To "shed light on the link between journalism, especially, and U.S. peace movements," Roberts's book contains information on some 400 individuals, many from the 19th and early 20th centuries, "who sought, especially through their writings, to awaken others to issues of war and peace in the hope of avoiding conflict." Some wrote for mainstream publications, but many wrote primarily for publications with limited readership--the press of the historic peace churches and of other alternative groups, especially peace advocacy groups. Information for each person includes brief biographical data, a selective listing of their publications that treat peace issues, and a selection (for some, quite extensive) of biographical sources, again stressing those that focus on the peace effort. These are especially useful since the items come from a wide variety of sources, many relatively obscure. Useful concluding sections of the book include a selective listing of American peace periodicals and a bibliography of sources for the study of American peace movements. Though one might quibble with the author's inclusion or exclusion of some individuals, or the selection of biographical data, the book provides much useful information not easily available elsewhere. Essential for libraries with an interest in the history of American peace movements and useful for most larger collections. -E. I. Farber, Earlham College

Copyright American Library Association, used with permission.
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