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A Bibliography to the Index to Historical Sources in Theory and Practice

A web resource for scholarship in the theory and practice of nonviolence in America.

  • Barbe', Dominique. 1982. Grace and Power: Base Communities and Nonviolence in Brazil.. Foreword by Richard Schaull. 1987 English translation paperback. Maryknoll: Orbis.
    A liberation-theology approach to nonviolence. "A genuinely nonviolent revolution requires more time for preparation (which was not available in Nicaragua); but it will last longer because it cannot be overthrown in the same way by the force of arms" (p. 145). [Brazil was the first place to be called America on a map.]

  • Bondurant, Joan V. 1958. Conquest of Violence. 1988 (New Revised) paperback edition with retrospective "Epilogue". Princeton: Princeton U Press.
    With a critical treatment of Ghandian nonviolence in the context of poltical theory. "In speaking with Indian leaders during the 1950s and 1960s, I discovered an extensive appreciation of the potential of learning from the military" (p. 241).

  • Chatfield, Charles and Robert Kleidman. 1992. The American Peace Movement: Ideals and Activism. NY: Twayne.
    Sociological survey of peace movements in America from 1815, with helpful classifications of movement kinds, key issues, and persons. Emphasizes the development of a peace movement as something that exceeds anti-war activism.

  • Gregg, Richard B. 1935. The Power of Nonviolence. 1966 (2nd Revised) paperback edition. NY: Schocken.
    Influential reflections from a peace pilgrim who studied in India. "Nonviolent Resistance is the key to the problem of liberty in the modern state," (p. 103).

  • King, Martin Luther, Jr. 1958. Stride Toward Freedom. 1986 paperback. SF: Harper San Francisco.
    King's first of three movement books, with an account of the Montgomery bus boycott and the unabridged version of "Pilgrimage to Nonviolence" (with extended dicussion of Marx).

  • Lynd, Staughton and Alice Lynd. 1995. Nonviolence in America: A Documentary History. Revised Edition. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis.
    A collection of historical texts from pacifists, activists, or organizers in the USA. The Home Page for Nonviolence USA began as a collection of web resources in support of this visionary volume.

  • Moses, Greg. 1999. Revolution of Conscience: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Philosophy of Nonviolence.. Paperback edition. NY: Guilford.
    A study of King as philosopher, with special interest in the black intellectual tradition in the USA.

  • Parker, Arthur C. 1975. William N. Fenton, editor. Parker on the Iroquois. First paperback edition. Syracuse: Syracuse UP.
    Source material for the Iroquois Constitution and the Native American peace heritage of Dekanawida and Hiawatha.

  • Thurman, Howard. 1998. Edited by Walter Earl Fluker and Catherine Tumber. A Strange Freedom: The Best of Howard Thurman on Religious Experience and Public Life. Boston: Beacon Press.
    Nuggets from the golden soul who inspired more than one generation of peace makers. Thurman talked with Gandhi and King.

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