About the website

 

The purpose of this commercial-free educational website is to provide an accessible, accurate, principled, and resource-rich history of United States foreign policy. The website was launched in October 2015 by Roger Peace, author of the Home page. The Historians Against the War became a sponsor the following month, and the Peace History Society, in June 2016.
The Historians Against the War was founded in 2003 in opposition to the Iraq War. “As historically minded activists, scholars, students, and teachers, we stand opposed to wars of aggression, military occupations of foreign lands, and imperial efforts by the United States and other powerful nations to dominate the internal life of other countries.”
The Peace History Society is dedicated to peace research and education. “The Peace History Society was founded in 1964 to encourage, and coordinate national and international scholarly work to explore and articulate the conditions and causes of peace and war, and to communicate the findings of scholarly work to the public.”

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About the authors

Brian D’Haeseleer

Co-author of “The War of 1898 and the U.S.-Filipino War, 1899-1902.” Brian D’Haeseleer is the Visiting Assistant Professor of U.S. History at Lyon College. His research interests focus on U.S.-Latin American relations with an emphasis on Central America. He is currently working on a history of the American intervention in El Salvador during its civil war, ca. 1979-1992. The book will be published by the University Press of Kansas in 2017.

Jeremy Kuzmarov

Author of “The Korean War.” Jeremy Kuzmarov teaches history at the University of Tulsa. He is author of The Myth of the Addicted Army: Vietnam and the Modern War on Drugs (Massachusetts, 2009) and Modernizing Repression: Police Training and Nation Building in the American Century (Massachusetts, 2012). He has been active in the Historians Against the War organization and Tulsa Peace fellowship.

Roger Peace

Website initiator and author of various sections. Roger Peace earned his doctorate in American Foreign Relations from Florida State University and taught U.S. and world history courses for 17 years. Included in this regimen were 35 “U.S. in the World” community college courses, which impelled his search for usable website resources. His motivation for developing value-based historical inquiries derives in part from having grown up in the United States during the Vietnam War; from the fact that his mother grew up in Nazi Germany during World War II; and from nearly two decades of work as a peace movement organizer, writer, and editor. He is the author of A Call to Conscience: The Anti-Contra War Campaign (University of Massachusetts Press, 2012). See his interview in the American Historical Association Member Spotlight (December 4, 2013).