The International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (Yes! There is such a place.) has posted a very helpful reading list of books, articles, Web sites, and speeches dealing with contemporary experiments in nonviolence.
This is a great resource for building up your local library’s “history of nonviolence” section.
Here’s a few of what’s on ICNC’s list:
Peter Ackerman and Jack DuVall – A Force More Powerful: A Century of Nonviolent Conflict (Hardback: New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000; Paperback: New York, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2001)
Peter Ackerman and Christopher Kruegler – Strategic Nonviolent Conflict: The Dynamics of People Power in the Twentieth Century (Westport, CT: Praeger, 1993)
Gene Sharp – The Politics of Nonviolent Action, Part I, Power and Struggle (Boston, MA: Porter Sargent Publishers, 1973)
Gene Sharp – Waging Nonviolent Struggle: 20th Century Practice and 21st Century Potential (Boston, MA: Porter Sargent Publishers, 2004)
Reason Online – The East Turned Upside Down: Carnival and Conspiracy in Ukraine – Jack DuVall quoted at length (November 30, 2004) http://www.reason.com/news/show/33953.html
Sojourners Magazine – Mullahs, Nukes and the People: Which Way Forward in Iran? Peter Ackerman and Jack DuVall (November, 2004)
Sojourners Magazine – Nonviolence in Najaf? Will we recognize an Islamic peace movement when we see it? Rose Marie Berger (November, 2004)