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People's Council of America for Democracy and Peace

 Organization

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

American Conference for Democracy and Terms of Peace Collected Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-American Conference for Democracy
Overview The People's Council of America for Democracy and Peace grew out of the First American Conference for Democracy and Terms of Peace, held in New York, May 1917. It was organized to work for an early and liberal peace at the end of the World War. It favored world organizations, and disapproved of conscription.

Emily Greene Balch Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-006
Abstract Emily Greene Balch (1867-1961) was the second U.S. woman to have won the Nobel Peace Prize. Balch embarked on her academic career in the economics and sociology department at Wellesley College. Balch's extracurricular work with the Women's Trade Union League and opposition to World War I resulted in dismissal from Wellesley, and thereafter she helped lead the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Called a "Citizen of the World," Balch worked for peace throughout her life--through...

Emergency Peace Federation Collected Records

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Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Emergency Peace Federation
Overview The Emergency Peace Federation was organized to oppose U.S. drift into the the first world war. In July 1917 the Federation merged with the People's Council of America for Democracy and Peace.

Lella Secor Florence Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-126
Abstract Lella Secor Florence became a pacifist while serving as a journalist on the Henry Ford Peace Expedition (1915-1916) and then participated in several peace organizations focused on keeping the United States out of World War I. She was active in the British section of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and in the birth control movement there and wrote Birth Control on Trial.

Scott Nearing Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-124
Overview Scott Nearing was a lecturer, writer, and free-lance teacher who lived and taught pacifist and environmentalist principles.

People's Council of America for Democracy and Peace Collected Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-PCADP
Overview The People's Council of America for Democracy and Peace grew out of the First American Conference for Democracy and Terms of Peace, held in New York, May 1917. It was organized to work for an early and liberal peace at the end of the World War. It favored world organizations, and disapproved of conscription. Officers were Louis Lochner, Emily Greene Balch, Rebecca Shelley, Scott Nearing, David Starr Jordan, Crystal Eastman, Eugene Debs, John Haynes Holmes, Henry W.L. Dana, Max Eastman, and...