Peace and Women’s Issues in U.S. History

Monday 4 April 2022

Alonso, Harriet Hyman. 1994. OAH Magazine of History 8, no. 3 : 20–25.

Alonso emphasises the question ‘but what about women?’ when looking at political peace-building enterprises, emphasising how women in America used peaceful methods to petition, alongside opposing war. She investigates looking at the abolitionist campaign against slavery, the US suffrage movement,  the First World War and the Civil Rights movement in order to emphasise how women often utilise peaceful methods to prevent conflict, but are often erased or forgotten about in history books, resulting in the need to re-engage in Women’s History in order to truly understand how peace was achieved, alongside equal rights in America.

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