In the late 1930s, Hungarian-born and U.S.-resident feminist and peace activist Rosika Schwimmer (1877-1948) felt that the League of Nations was failing miserably in dealing with the tragic breakdown of the international order, and that the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, of which she was a co-founder, was slow in grasping the depth of the impending tragedy. With the help of her American-born friend Lola Maverick Lloyd (1875-1944), she launched a new «non-national» organization of «internationally-minded men and women», the Campaign for World Government, devoted to spreading the gospel of a new democratic, non-military world federalism, based on anti-colonialism and gender-inclusive popular self-rule. With her utopian thrust and distinctive voice, Rosika joined a trasnational conversation on the politics of world federation which, at the time, was overwhelmed by the coming of the war. This article, based on the extentive Schwimmer papers held at the New York Public Library, details the bold launching of the Campaign, and its first timid steps.
|Autori interni:||TESTI, ARNALDO|
|Titolo:||Alle origini di una utopia pacifista transnazionale: Rosika Schwimmer e la fondazione della Campaign for World Government (1937-38)|
|Anno del prodotto:||2009|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|