The Resource A call to conscience : the anti/Contra War campaign, Roger Peace

A call to conscience : the anti/Contra War campaign, Roger Peace

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A call to conscience : the anti/Contra War campaign
Title
A call to conscience
Title remainder
the anti/Contra War campaign
Statement of responsibility
Roger Peace
Title variation
Anti/Contra War campaign
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Unlike earlier U.S. interventions in Latin America, the Reagan administration's attempt to overthrow the Sandinista government of Nicaragua during the 1980s was not allowed to proceed quietly. Tens of thousands of American citizens organized and agitated against U.S. aid to the counterrevolutionary guerrillas, known as "contras". Believing the Contra War to be unnecessary, immoral, and illegal, they challenged the administration's Cold War stereotypes, warned of "another Vietnam," and called on the United States to abide by international norms. This book offers the first comprehensive history of the anti-Contra War campaign and its Nicaragua connections. Roger Peace places this eight-year campaign in the context of previous American interventions in Latin America, the Cold War, and other grassroots oppositional movements. Based on interviews with American and Nicaraguan citizens and leaders, archival records of activist organizations, and official government documents, this book reveals activist motivations, analyzes the organizational dynamics of the anti-Contra War campaign, and contrasts perceptions of the campaign in Managua and Washington
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DLC
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1952-
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Peace, Roger C.
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ5584.U6
LC item number
P46 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Culture, politics, and the cold war.
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  • Contra Program (Central Intelligence Agency)
  • Peace movements
  • Solidarity
  • Solidarity
  • Christianity and politics
  • Americans
  • Nicaragua
  • United States
  • Nicaragua
  • United States
Label
A call to conscience : the anti/Contra War campaign, Roger Peace
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-287) and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
U.S.-Nicaragua relations, the Sandinista Revolution, and the Contra War -- An overview of the Contra War debate -- Origins of the anti/Contra War campaign -- Expansion of the anti/Contra War campaign, 1983/84 -- Organizational dynamics of a decentralized campaign -- The politics of transnational solidarity -- Meeting the political challenge, 1985/86 -- Sustaining the anti/Contra War campaign, 1987/90
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 307 pages
Isbn
9781558499324
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012007997
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)768167096
  • (OCoLC)ocn768167096
Label
A call to conscience : the anti/Contra War campaign, Roger Peace
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
U.S.-Nicaragua relations, the Sandinista Revolution, and the Contra War -- An overview of the Contra War debate -- Origins of the anti/Contra War campaign -- Expansion of the anti/Contra War campaign, 1983/84 -- Organizational dynamics of a decentralized campaign -- The politics of transnational solidarity -- Meeting the political challenge, 1985/86 -- Sustaining the anti/Contra War campaign, 1987/90
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 307 pages
Isbn
9781558499324
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012007997
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)768167096
  • (OCoLC)ocn768167096

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