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Frances Ellen Watkins Harper: Furl the banners stained with blood, ’till war shall be no more

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Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts

American writers on peace and against war

Women writers on peace and war

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper: Selections on peace and war

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Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
From Dedication Poem

To stay the floods of sin and shame
That sweep from shore to shore;
And furl the banners stained with blood,
‘Till war shall be no more.

Blame not the age, nor think it full
Of evil and unrest;
But say of every other age,
“This one shall be the best.”

The age to brighten every path
By sin and sorrow trod;
For loving hearts to usher in
The commonwealth of God.

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