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THE ADVOCATES OF PEACE IN ANTEBELLUM AMERICA

Ziegler, Valarie H.

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ISBN 10: 0253368642 / ISBN 13: 9780253368645
Published by University Indiana Press, Bloomington, 1992
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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University Indiana Press, Bloomington, 1992. 1st printing, Fine/Fine/hardcover/book and dust jacket without any defects, Hardcover, 241pgs. A study of the major antebellum peace movements: The American Peace Society and The New England Non-Resistant Society. Packed with care and shipped promptly. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS006359I

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Title: THE ADVOCATES OF PEACE IN ANTEBELLUM AMERICA

Publisher: University Indiana Press, Bloomington

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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A revealing study of the world view of nineteenth-century American peace activists, this book chronicles the political and intellectual development of the two major antebellum peace movements. The American Peace Society, a moderate group, understood peace work in the context of a positive view of the role of the state and social institutions in restraining war. It aimed to work through the institutions of church and state to achieve peace. The Garrisonian nonresistants of the New England Non-Resistant Society constituted a radical group which advocated the individual's complete separation from all institutions and a strict adherence to the example of Christ's life and teachings. As Valarie H. Ziegler shows, the task of establishing peace in a culture where institutionalized forms of violence such as slavery were legally protected proved endlessly frustrating for both groups. As they faced the questions raised by such diverse events as the lynching of abolitionists, the women's rights movement, the Mexican War, the Fugitive Slave Law, and John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry, the advocates of peace faced the challenge of reformulating their ethical models, in hope of finding some way to reconcile peace, liberty, and social order.

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Valerie Ziegler is Professor of Religious Studies at DePauw University.

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