Scott H. Bennett, Ph.D.

Scott Bennett
Phone: 732-987-2347
Fax: 732-987-2010
Office Location:
A&S 120
Office Hours:
History, Geography & Political Sci Dept
Vita(PDF): Scott Bennett

Educational Background:

  • Ph.D. History (1998):  Rutgers University
  • M.A. Educational Administration (1990):  College of New Jersey
  • M.A. History (1985):  Florida State University
  • B.A. History/Secondary Education (1976):  University of Central Florida

 - Books

  • Igal Roodenko: Conscientious Objector and Nonviolent Activist--From the “Good War” through the Cold War (to be published by Fordham University Press, forthcoming).
  • Antiwar Dissent & Peace Activism in World War I America: A Documentary Reader, co-edited (Nebraska University Press, 2014).
  • Army GI, Pacifist CO:  The World War II Letters of Frank and Albert Dietrich, edited with 62 pp. archival-based introduction (Fordham University Press, 2005).
  • Radical Pacifism:  The War Resisters League and Gandhian Nonviolence in America, 1915-1963 (Syracuse University Press, 2003).

- Chapters, Articles & Reviews

  • “Conscience, Comrades, & the Cold War:  The Korean War Draft Resistance Cases of Socialist Pacifists David McReynolds and Vern Davidson.” In Peace & Change 38 (January 2013), 83-120.
  • “American Pacifism, the ‘Greatest Generation,’ and World War II.”  Chapter in Kurt Piehler & Sidney Pash, ed., The United States and the Second World War: New Perspectives on Diplomacy, War, and the Homefront (Fordham University Press, 2010), pp. 259-92.
  • “‘Free American Political Prisoners’:  Pacifist Activism and Civil Liberties, 1945-1948.”  In Journal of Peace Research 40 (July 2003): 413-433.
  • “Workers/Draftees of the World Unite!  Carlos A. Cortez Redcloud Koyokuikatl: Soapbox Rebel, WWII CO, & IWW Artist/Bard.”  In Victor Sorell, ed., Carlos A. Cortez Koyokuikatl: Soapbox Rebel & Artist (Chicago: Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 2002), pp. 12-56.
  • “Radical Pacifism and the General Strike Against War:  Jessie Wallace Hughan, the Founding of the War Resisters League, and the Socialist Origins of Secular Radical Pacifism in America.”  In Peace & Change 26 (July 2001): 352-373.
  • “Socialist Pacifism and Nonviolent Social Revolution:  The War Resisters League and the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939.”  In Peace & Change 25 (January 2000): 102-128.
  • Delivered nearly 4-dozen scholarly & public presentations
  • Authored nearly 2-dozen scholarly book chapters, articles, and reviews.

Courses Taught:

  • U.S. History Survey I & II
  • Gilded Age & Progressive Era
  • Age of FDR
  • America Since 1945
  • Vietnam & America
  • Peace Movements and Nonviolent Activism in the U.S. and World
  • Biography & Social Justice: Radicals & Reformers in U.S. History
  • American and the World: U.S Foreign Relations Since 1898
  • Europe Since 1914
  • History Seminar I & II

Research Area:

  • Pacifism & Nonviolence; Social Reform Movements; American Radicalism

Recent Awards:

  • Fulbright Award. (Senior Professorship in American Culture, Leiden University, The Netherlands, Spring 2014)

Service to the University:

  • Faculty advisor, Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society)
  • Rank and Tenure Committee
  • Honors Advisory Council
  • Editorial Board, Georgian Court Magazine
  • Have served on numerous committees

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