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We Who Dared to Say No to War: American Antiwar Writing from 1812 to Now

A conservative and a liberal team up to draw upon historical writing to reveal a wide spectrum of antiwar opinion in American History.

Antiwar Patriots brings together some of the greatest–if largely forgotten–writings of the American antiwar tradition, from the War of 1812 to the present. Featured is Daniel Webster, one of America’s great orators, denouncing military conscription in 1814 as unconstitutional and immoral, two years after Congress and President James Madison joined forces to declare war against Great Britain and its Canadian colony. The authors’ treatment of the Mexican War includes a forgotten antiwar speech by Abraham Lincoln, as well as the senate’s censure of President James Polk for having launched a war under false pretenses, and early protests by the war’s opponents out of fear that it would help expand slavery.

Author: Murray Polner, Thomas E. Woods Jr.,

Binding: Paperback

EAN: 8601420358843

Manufacturer: Basic Books

Number of items: 1

Number of pages: 368

Product group: Book

Studio: Basic Books

Publication Date: 2008-09-08

Publisher: Basic Books

Pages: 368

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