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Opponents of War, 1917-1918
Opponents of War, 1917-1918
By H. C. Peterson and Gilbert C. Fite
University of Wisconsin Press, 1957, 399 pp

The story, often an unpleasant and violent one, of the American reaction to antiwar individuals and groups--anarchists, I.W.W.s, Socialists, conscientious objectors--in 1917-1918. The book treats the subject primarily as a chapter in the history of human intolerance and bigotry, an approach which does not do full justice to the issue of loyalty and dissent under conditions of twentieth-century war.