Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1997.
Book — ix, 211 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
1. Philosophical foundations: the early ideas of Jane Addams and Emily Greene Balch--
2. Unity among women, 1915--
3. Differences among women, 1915-1919--
4. Unity within div ersity, 1919-1924--
5. Nurturing and nonresistance, 1919-1941--
6. Nonviolence and social justice, 1919-1941--
7. The implications of reconstructing women's thoughts-- Appendix-- Notes-- Index.
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A study of the women who led the United States section of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom in the interwar years, this book argues that the ideas of these women the importance of nurturing, nonviolence, feminism, and a careful balancing of people's differences with their common humanity constitute an important addition to our understanding of the intellectual heritage of the United States. Most of these women were well educated and prominent in their chosen fields: they included Jane Addams and Emily Greene Balch, the only two United States women to win Nobel Prizes for Peace; Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress; and Dorothy Detzer, the woman who prompted the investigation of the munitions industry in the 1930's. The ideas of these women were not usually expressed in forms conventionally studied by intellectual historians. On the whole, their ideas must be teased out of organizational records, statements of principle and policy, and personal correspondence. When combined with an understanding of the personal backgrounds of the WIL leaders and placed in the context of early-twentieth-century America, these documents tell us what these women thought was important and why. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — xv, 310 p.  p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
"Women Strike for Peace" is a historical account of this women's movement. Amy Swerdlow, a founding member of WSP, restores to the record a chapter on American politics and women's studies. She traces WSP's triumphs, its problems, and its legacy for the women's movement and American society. Women Strike for Peace began on November 1, 1961, when thousands of white, middle-class women walked out of their kitchens and off their jobs in a one-day protest against Soviet and American nuclear policies. The protest led to a national organization of women who, while maintaining traditional maternal and feminine roles, effectively challenged national policies-defeating a proposal for a NATO nuclear fleet, withstanding an investigation by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, and sending one of its leaders to Congress as a peace candidate. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Women and a democratic League of Nations.--Existing international forms.--The old balance of power.--America and the new order.--Industrial democracy.--Programs of world peace.--Outlines of the Paris covenant.--The League and its critics.--Women and revolution.--The woman's part.--Appendix: The fourteen points. The amended covenant of Paris. The woman's program to end war.