Southern California women, through local chapters of the People’s Council of America for Democracy and Terms of Peace, actively resisted American involvement in World War I. Vilified, threatened, and refused meeting places and publicity, these women activists persisted in their cause. This article looks at women in the Santa Ana, San Diego, and Riverside chapters of the People’s Council and highlights their diverse backgrounds and their links to other progressive causes.
Persistent Pacifism, Southern California Women, and the People’s Council of America, 1917–1918
Kathleen A. Brown is Associate Professor of History at St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX. She would like to thank St. Edward’s University for a 2014 Presidential Excellence Award which made possible the research for this essay. This essay is part of her ongoing project on California pacifists and socialists in World War I. She writes on the American Left, movements for social change, and popular culture.
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Kathleen A. Brown; Persistent Pacifism, Southern California Women, and the People’s Council of America, 1917–1918. Southern California Quarterly 1 November 2015; 97 (4): 362–398. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ucpsocal.2015.97.4.362
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