Nonviolence in America
A Documentary History, Third Edition
Staughton Lynd and Alice Lynd, Editors
Nonviolence in America is a comprehensive compilation of primary sources that document the history of nonviolence in the United States from colonial times to the present. This newly revised edition begins with writings by William Penn and John Woolman and ends with the recent campaign of “water protectors” at Standing Rock in North Dakota.
Classic texts by Henry David Thoreau, William James, Martin Luther King, Jr., Barbara Deming, David Dellinger, and Dorothy Day complement first-person narratives from campaigns for peace, women’s suffrage, labor, Civil Rights, and other neglected struggles for peace and justice.2018