History | Seminar in U.S. History
J300 | 3120 | Taysom
A portion of the above section reserved for majors
Above section open to undergraduates only
Above section COAS intensive writing section and also requires
registration in COAS W333
TOPIC: INCLUDE ME OUT! AMERICANS IN SEARCH OF PEACE
When Samuel Goldwyn used the phrase, "Include me out!" he may not
have had American peacemakers in mind, but America's history is
filled with people who wanted to be left out of wars, political
revolutions, and industrialization--in short, they wanted to be left
out of the involvement in American power. These people were
sometimes part of groups, and sometimes they acted as individuals.
Sometimes they were responding to a war, and sometimes they were
responding to the breakdown of the environment. American peacemakers
were not dull, lifeless people. Many were pacifists, but few were
passive. They sought to reshape the human experience, working for
cooperation rather than competition. Some succeeded. Others
failed. Some participated in demonstrations and marches; others
worked "underground." Some were religious; others were secular. All
had in common the hope that future generations of Americans (and
citizens of the world) might be able to live in peace together.
This course will take a closer look at a few of these Americans.
Goals of the course:
1.To introduce you to some peace-oriented groups and
individuals in American history.
2.To improve the quality of your written work.
3.To help you to read, think, and analyze critically.
4. To help you to draw connections between the peacemakers of the
past and those of the present.