Journal article

Peace, Patriotism and the Australian Commonwealth: Historical Observations on Nations and Movements

S Scalmer

History Australia | Monash University ePress | Published : 2017


What is the place of ‘peace history’ in the study of Australian history? This article considers the marginalisation of ‘peace history’ and ponders recent challenges to such marginality. It further explores the possibility that studies of the Australian peace movement might not simply contribute to a fuller understanding of Australia’s past, but might also contribute to a more ambitious and historically grounded understanding of the ‘social movement’ as a transnational political actor.