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Perilous times : free speech in wartime from the Sedition Act of 1798 to the war on terrorism

Author: Geoffrey R Stone
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Perilous Times guides us through a pageant of characters who influenced the course of American history. This book is an investigation of civil liberties in wartime."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey R Stone
ISBN: 0393058808 9780393058802
OCLC Number: 56107798
Description: xx, 730 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : War fever --
The "half war" with France : the first First Amendment --
The Civil War : Mr. Lincoln's first amendment --
World War I : "clear and present danger"? --
World War II : "nothing to fear"? --
The Cold War : the first amendment in extremis --
The Vietnam War : the Supreme Court's first amendment --
Conclusion : The secret of liberty.
Responsibility: Geoffrey R. Stone.
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An investigation into how free speech and other civil liberties have been compromised in America by war in six historical periods describes how presidents, Supreme Court justices, and resistors  Read more...

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"A masterpiece of constitutional history, "Perilous Times promises to redefine the national debate on civil liberties and free speech."

 
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