Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Recovering Nonviolent History

This unique book brings to light the little-known, but powerful roles that civil resistance has played in national liberation struggles throughout history. The story that emerges is a compelling one of the agency of thousands and even millions of ordinary people as they used nonviolent force in the course of struggles against foreign subjugation. 
"This very important book establishes beyond doubt the necessity of recording the history of  nonviolent struggles throughout the world…. The authors' accounts of actual struggles from nearly every continent demonstrate that we have available experience with powerful ways to wage conflicts and face problems without violence." —Gene Sharp, Albert Einstein Institution

The book can be ordered from Lynne Rienner's website.

Recovering Nonviolent History (pdf document of the introduction available)— Maciej J. Bartkowski