A Band of Noble Women

Visiting Associate Professor of Politics, Melinda Plastas, has written an extremely well-received book, “A Band of Noble Women: Racial Politics in the Women’s Peace Movement”, covering key players in the movement after WWI.

The library owns both the print and e-book versions of this important work.

“Plastas’s meticulous research opens our eyes to the ways that black and white women came together and worked collectively on behalf of progressive change, both at home and abroad. A Band of Noble Women not only transforms our understanding of the history of the peace movement and interracial activism, but also inspires us to believe in future possibilities.” —Leila J. Rupp, author of Worlds of Women: The Making of an International Women’s Movement