Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-0-8420-2895-0 • Hardback • September 2002 • $133.00 • (£102.00)
978-0-8420-2896-7 • Paperback • September 2002 • $49.00 • (£38.00)
Melvin Small has taught and lectured about the peace movement for three decades. Past president of the Council on Peace Research in History, he teaches at Wayne State University and is the author of several books on the Vietnam War including Johnson, Nixon, and the Doves and Covering Dissent.
Chapter 1 Preface
Chapter 2 List of Abbreviations
Chapter 3 The Origins of the Movement
Chapter 4 The Americanization of the War
Chapter 5 Building a Base
Chapter 6 Becoming a Mass Movement
Chapter 7 Hey, Hey, LBJ
Chapter 8 Confronting Nixon
Chapter 9 Halting Escalation
Chapter 10 The War and the Movement Wind Down
Chapter 11 Conclusion
Chapter 12 Bibliographical Essay
Chapter 13 Index
In this superb overview of the antiwar movement during the 1960s–1970s, Small again demonstrates his mastery of the literature and his skill in using memorable quotes from both sides to highlight the individuals who changed America and the events that marked that transformation.
— Walter LaFeber
Antiwarriors is a finely balanced history of the antiwar movement that is mature in its judgments, persuasively argued, and a crisply written account of a passionate period.
— Marilyn B. Young, author of The Vietnam Wars, 1945–1990
A stimulating and balanced exploration of the controversial antiwar movement. Lucid, cogent, and insightful, Antiwarriors is ideal for anyone who wants to know how and why Americans opposed their own government over the long and tragic war in Vietnam.
— Terry Anderson, Texas A& M University, author of The Movement and The Sixties
At last, here is a much-needed, long-awaited, and readable survey of manageable, modest length about the history and impact of the anti-Vietnam War movement by a leading historian of the topic and the period.
— Jeffrey Kimball, Miami University, author of Nixon's Vietnam War
Antiwarriors would serve as an extremely useful supplement to U.S. survey courses as well as courses on the Vietnam War. Sociologists who study the structure of mass movements, should find the work of interest as well.
— William F. Mugleston, Floyd College; Teaching History: A Journal of Methods, Vol. 30, No. 1, Spring 2005