Lawrence S. Wittner

Wittner, Lawrence S.

Lawrence S. Wittner ( was born in 1941 in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Columbia College, the University of Wisconsin, and returned to Columbia University, where he received his Ph.D. in History in 1967. Since then he has taught at Hampton Institute, Vassar College, Japanese universities (under the Fulbright program), and the State University of New York/Albany, where he is currently a Professor of History. A former president of the Council on Peace Research in History (now the Peace History Society), he has written extensively on the history of peace movements and on the history of U.S. foreign policy. His books include "Rebels Against War" (1969, rev. ed. 1984), "Cold War America" (1974, rev. ed. 1978), "American Intervention in Greece" (1982), and the three volumes of "The Struggle Against the Bomb" (1993, 1997, 2003, Stanford University Press). In addition, he has edited three other books, co-edited the journal "Peace & Change", and written more than a hundred articles and book reviews. A longtime participant in the peace, civil rights, and labor movements, Wittner also performs (instrumentally and vocally) with the Solidarity Singers at peace and social justice gatherings.

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