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The People Make the Peace

Edited by Karin Aguilar-San Juan & Frank Joyce

Forty years after the Vietnam War ended, many in the United States still struggle to come to terms with this tumultuous period of U.S. history. The domestic antiwar movement, with cooperation from their Vietnamese counterparts, played a significant role in ending the War, but few have examined its impact until now. In The People Make the Peace, nine U.S. activists discuss the parts they played in opposing the War at home and their risky travels to Vietnam in the midst of the conflict to engage in people-to-people diplomacy.

In 2013, the "Hanoi 9" activists revisited Vietnam together; this book presents their thoughtful reflections on those experiences, as well as the stories of five U.S. veterans who returned to make reparations. Their successes in antiwar organizing will challenge the myths that still linger from that era, and inspire a new generation seeking peaceful solutions to war and conflict today.

Contributors include:

  • Jay Craven
  • Rennie Davis
  • Judy Gumbo
  • Alex Hing
  • Doug Hostetter
  • Frank Joyce
  • Nancy Kurshan
  • Myra MacPherson
  • John McAuliff
  • Becca Wilson

  • You can preview my chapter, "Vietnam Time Travel," and order the book here, or
    by Nancy Walker at Foreword Reviews.




    The Sixties Papers: Documents of a Rebellious Decade

    Edited by Judith Clavir Albert and Stewart Edward Albert, 1984.
    Available on Amazon.

    Featuring documents of the period by participants such as Norman Mailer, Allen Ginsberg, H. Rap Brown, Abbie Hoffman, and Robin Morgan, this volume brings together a wide range of material on one of the most turbulent decades in American history. The contributions are divided into five sections, covering ideas influential on the early New Left, the anti-war movement, SDS and Weathermen, the counterculture and Yippies and the the women's movement. The book surveys all the major issues that concerned the sixties generation, and offers a unique documentary history of the period.

    "Even 32 years after its publication, this collection of documents is a marvelous achievement and a wonderful read. Important, crucial and entertaining material is collected in what is a pioneering project to let the 1960s speak for itself."

    — Arthur M. Eckstein
    Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland
    Author - Bad Moon Rising: How the Weather Underground Beat the FBI
    and Lost the Revolution
    (Yale University Press 2016)




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