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Freeze!: The Grassroots Movement to Halt the Arms Race and End the Cold War

Henry Richard, III Maar


This book chronicles the rise of the transformative and transnational Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign. Amid an escalating Cold War that pitted the nuclear arsenal of the United States against that of the Soviet Union, the grassroots peace movement emerged sweeping the nation and uniting people around the world. The solution for the arms race that the Campaign proposed: a bilateral freeze on the building, testing, and deployment of nuclear weapons on the part of two superpowers of the US and the USSR. That simple but powerful proposition stirred popular sentiment and provoked protest in the str ... More

Keywords: Nuclear Freeze Campaign, Cold War, United States, Soviet Union, grassroots peace movement, arms race, Reagan administration, nuclear warfare, grassroots peace activism, American politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2022 Print ISBN-13: 9781501760884
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501760884.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Henry Richard, III Maar, author
University of California, Santa Barbara