Home Fronts: A Wartime America Reader

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Home Fronts: A Wartime America Reader

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An extensive collection of wartime letters, song lyrics, poems, editorial cartoons, articles, leaflets, and government documents offers a vivid cross-section of American intellectual, political, and cultural life in wartime over the past century, in a volume that features pieces by such figures as W. E. B. Du Bois, Noam Chomsky, and Richard Nixon. Original. 20,000 first printing.

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Editors Foley and O’Malley write that The Radical Reader: A Documentary History of the American Radical Tradition (2003), edited by Timothy Patrick McCarthy and John McMillian, inspired them to assemble this work. It collects a variety of contemporary writings for and against America’s wars from 1898 to the present. Opposing camps are adequately represented, making their case in a variety of formats, from formal declarations of war to public manifestos to lyrics of popular songs. The volume’s content of 159 documents, each with a preface identifying the writer and explaining the writer’s purpose, centers on the domestic effect of a war, the socioeconomic and civil-liberties dimensions of which particularly engage the editors’ selections. They especially wish their selections to demonstrate the lineage of dissent; their choices duly exhibit protest against the Espionage and Sedition Acts of World War I, against the internment of Japanese Americans in World War II, against loyalty programs and the draft during the cold war and the Vietnam War, and against the Iraq War. A war-and-peace browser that would see action in current affairs collections. --Gilbert Taylor

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This is a compilation of writings on war, conscription, and social control by dozens of 20th-century figures across politics, art, ethics, and social commentary. The organization by war (including the Cold War) gives us Emma Goldman and W.E.B. DuBois contrasted with the Espionage and Sedition Acts of 1917–18; and Howard Fast and Joseph McCarthy side by side in the Cold War section. Vietnam, Desert Storm, and the second Iraq War have their own sections, featuring antiwar activists and official pronouncements from the administration in office. This is a useful handbook covering many shades of public opinion but generally on the left in orientation. An interesting and valuable collection for public and college libraries.

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