Scott Bennett Bio

Scott H. Bennett is professor of history at Georgian Court University, in Lakewood, New Jersey. He has published and spoken widely on radical pacifism, conscientious objectors, and political nonviolence. He has written Radical Pacifism: The War Resisters League and Gandhian Nonviolence in America, 1915-23 (Syracuse University Press, 2003); and edited Army GI, Pacifist CO: The World War II Letters of Frank and Albert Dietrich (Fordham University Press, 2005), and Patriotic Protest: Antiwar Dissent & Peace Activism in World War I America: A Documentary Reader (University of Nebraska Press, forthcoming). He is completing a book manuscript on Radical Pacifism, Conscientious Objection, & World War II: The Lives and Wartime Prison Letters of Jewish Pacifists Igal & Vivien Roodenko. He is also writing a biography of socialist pacifist David McReynolds. With the support of a Fulbright award, in 2014 he will teach at Leiden University and conduct research in Amsterdam on McReynolds and the international war resistance movement. He is past president of the Peace History Society. From 1979 to 1981, he earned a History MA from FSU.