Peace History Conference Exhibit and Resources

Friends in Peace, Friends in Protest: The American Friends Service Committee
This exhibit explores AFSC’s work over the last 105 years. From the trenches of the Great War to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the AFSC’s work is shown through artifacts, pictures, and documents to convey the totality of the organization’s work in different time periods.

War Resisters League: 100 Years of Resistance to War
This timeline features key national events over the past one hundred years of the War Resisters League’s history. The WRL was founded in 1923 as a militant secular pacifist organization with the slogan that “Wars will cease when men refuse to fight.” It evolved into one that embraces a radical mission to actively oppose all forms of war as well as the institutions, systems, and cultures that promote militarism and cause war.

A Peaceful Superpower: Lessons from the World's Largest Antiwar Movement
This book by David Cortright traces efforts by opponents of the war to end the worsening conflict and win Congressional approval for the withdrawal of troops. Cortright explores the role of the Iraq issue and the impact of antiwar networks in propelling Barack Obama to the White House, and the frustrations many activists felt in navigating the limitations of conventional politics.

Dancing with History: A Life for Peace and Justice
This memoir by Quaker activist and master storyteller George Lakey recounts his involvement in struggles for peace, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, labor justice, and the environment, whose life will be the subject of a new documentary film coming in 2022.

Global Nonviolent Action Database
The Global Nonviolent Action Database provides free access to information about hundreds of cases of nonviolent action, from all continents and most countries, for learning and for citizen action.

United States Foreign Policy: History & Resource Guide
This commercial-free educational website provides an accessible, accurate, principled, and resource-rich history of United States foreign policy.

The Nuns, the Priests, and the Bombs
In this documentary produced and directed by Helen Young, nuclear disarmament activists challenge the security and legality of America’s nuclear weapons when they break into two top-secret facilities: The “Fort Knox of Uranium” and a U.S. Navy Trident nuclear submarine base.

The Cora di Brazzà Foundation
The Cora di Brazzà Foundation excavates and transmits the untold stories of the Peace Through Law Movement through educational events and activities, publications (especially first time translations into English), and other educational products that help to bring these stories to life for the general public.

The Oxford Handbook of Peace History
With contributions from an international roster of scholars, The Oxford Handbook of Peace History offers a comprehensive analysis of peace history from ancient times to the present day and provides researchers, students, and instructors a timely examination of the global dimensions of peace work.

Studies in Peace History
This book series published by Brill promotes new scholarship on peace history and on the movements, groups, people, and actions that have opposed both war and its causes.