Call for Papers
Remembering Muted Voices: Conscience, Dissent, Resistance and Civil Liberties in World War I Through Today
Oct. 19-22, 2017: A Symposium on resistance and conscientious objection in WWI
Co-sponsored by Peace History Society
(2017 Peace History Society Conference)
The World War’s profound effect on the United States is often overlooked. Although the United States actively took part in the conflict for only 18 months, the war effort introduced mass conscription, transformed the American economy, and mobilized popular support through war bonds, patriotic rallies, and anti-German propaganda. Nevertheless, many people desired a negotiated peace, opposed American intervention, refused to support the war effort, and/or even imagined future world orders that could eliminate war. Among them were members of the peace churches and other religious groups, women, pacifists, radicals, labor activists, and other dissenters.