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Document Type:   Thesis
Title:   Emily Greene Balch: Crusader for Peace and Justice
Author:   Tara Sizemore Lambert
College:   Liberal Arts
Degree Program:   History, M.A.
Degree:   Master of Arts
Committee Director:   Frances Hensley
Document Availability:   Document available for World-Wide access.
Date of Defense:   04/22/2002

Emily Greene Balch was the second American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize and worked to better the world for her fellow humans. Balch received recognition during her lifetime for her work as secretary-treasurer and later president of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Balch also served as a delegate for many meetings of the International Congress of Women in World War I. Balch was one of many women who worked for solutions in the areas of social justice, suffrage, and peace as the three issues were often intertwined. An absolute pacifist during World War I, Balch found herself questioning her personal beliefs during the horrors of World War II. This thesis on the work of Emily Greene Balch is an attempt to acquaint a new generation of historians to the work of one remarkable woman and her goal of an international peace for all mankind. 

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