skip to content
Reining in the state : civil society and Congress in the Vietnam and Watergate eras Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Reining in the state : civil society and Congress in the Vietnam and Watergate eras

Author: Katherine A Scott
Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon dramatically expanded the federal government's domestic security apparatus to cope with social unrest that rocked their administrations. By the mid-1970s, the Justice Department and Army maintained some 400 databanks containing nearly 200 million files on supposedly subversive individuals and organizations. Katherine Scott chronicles the subsequent public response to that  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine A Scott
ISBN: 9780700618972 070061897X
OCLC Number: 818143713
Description: x, 233 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
"Recruiting an army" : Russ Wiggins demands transparency --
"What's going on in the Black community?" : Ramsey Clark investigates civil disorder --
"A communist behind every bush" : the Army spies on civilians --
Senator Sam, or, How liberals learned to stop worrying and love a southern segregationist --
It's "poppycock" : Congress challenges executive privilege --
An "effective servant of the public's right to know" : Representative Moorhead revises FOIA --
"Tempers change, times change, public attitudes change" : passing FISA --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Katherine A. Scott.

Abstract:

Examines the 1970s citizens' movement to rein in the state--to restrain domestic surveillance, protect individual rights, and ensure greater transparency and accountability from the federal  Read more...

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/818143713> # Reining in the state : civil society and Congress in the Vietnam and Watergate eras
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "818143713" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/ksu> ;
    rdfs:comment "Unknown 'gen' value: sgp" ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1434095985#Topic/transparency_in_government_united_states> ; # Transparency in government--United States
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85046287> ; # Executive power--United States
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1069781> ; # Political science
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008111528> ; # Separation of powers--United States
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008100760> ; # Civil society--United States
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1434095985#Event/1969_1974> ; # 1969 - 1974
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/862876> ; # Civil society
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1434095985#Place/united_states> ; # United States
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1112740> ; # Separation of powers
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/352.235097309046/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/917857> ; # Executive power
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> ; # United States.
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1154902> ; # Transparency in government
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/170708819> ; # Katherine Anne Scott
    schema:datePublished "2013" ;
    schema:description "Introduction -- "Recruiting an army" : Russ Wiggins demands transparency -- "What's going on in the Black community?" : Ramsey Clark investigates civil disorder -- "A communist behind every bush" : the Army spies on civilians -- Senator Sam, or, How liberals learned to stop worrying and love a southern segregationist -- It's "poppycock" : Congress challenges executive privilege -- An "effective servant of the public's right to know" : Representative Moorhead revises FOIA -- "Tempers change, times change, public attitudes change" : passing FISA -- Epilogue."@en ;
    schema:description "Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon dramatically expanded the federal government's domestic security apparatus to cope with social unrest that rocked their administrations. By the mid-1970s, the Justice Department and Army maintained some 400 databanks containing nearly 200 million files on supposedly subversive individuals and organizations. Katherine Scott chronicles the subsequent public response to that government action: a determined citizens' movement to rein in the state. She details the efforts of a group of unheralded heroes who battled to reinvigorate judicial, legislative, and civic oversight of the executive branch in order to curtail and prevent future abuses by government agencies. Working closely with allies in Congress, they challenged state power, instituted open government policies, and protected individual privacy rights. Scott has assembled a cast of characters with compelling stories: Russ Wiggins of the Washington Post, who organized a citizens' campaign for government transparency; Representative John Moss, who called attention to government censorship; ACLU Director Aryeh Neier, who created a legal strategy for judicial oversight of executive branch security measures; Senator Sam Ervin, a civil libertarian who demanded greater oversight of the executive branch; and Morton Halperin, a former NSC staff member, who called attention to the gross constitutional violations of the nation's top security agencies. Rejecting the agendas and methods of both the radical left and the antigovernment right, these progressive reformers sought to bring the American state in line with democratic practice. When Army Captain Christopher Pyle blew the whistle on the U.S. Army's domestic surveillance program, reformers had evidence of illegal domestic spying that they had long suspected but could not confirm. Scott explores how his action united liberals and conservatives to end such abuses. She also assesses how Watergate prompted broad debate in the public sphere about the problems of executive power, the need for greater transparency in domestic security policy, and greater oversight of the activities of the FBI and CIA. These reformers' efforts bore fruit with the passage of a series of major legislative reforms, including the 1974 Freedom of Information Act revisions, the 1974 Privacy Act, the 1976 Government in Sunshine Act, and the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Now that government surveillance of citizens has returned to public consciousness in the wake of 9/11, Scott's stirring account reminds us that power still resides with the people. -- Publisher description."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1434095985> ;
    schema:genre "Government publication"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "Reining in the state : civil society and Congress in the Vietnam and Watergate eras"@en ;
    schema:productID "818143713" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780700618972> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/818143713> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1434095985#Topic/transparency_in_government_united_states> # Transparency in government--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2001008962> ;
    schema:name "Transparency in government--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008100760> # Civil society--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Civil society--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008111528> # Separation of powers--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Separation of powers--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85046287> # Executive power--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Executive power--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1069781> # Political science
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Political science"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1112740> # Separation of powers
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Separation of powers"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1154902> # Transparency in government
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Transparency in government"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> # United States.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "United States." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/862876> # Civil society
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Civil society"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/917857> # Executive power
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Executive power"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/170708819> # Katherine Anne Scott
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Scott" ;
    schema:givenName "Katherine Anne" ;
    schema:givenName "Katherine A." ;
    schema:name "Katherine Anne Scott" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780700618972>
    a pto:Acid-free_paper, schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:description "alk. paper" ;
    schema:isbn "070061897X" ;
    schema:isbn "9780700618972" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/818143713>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
    schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/818143713> ; # Reining in the state : civil society and Congress in the Vietnam and Watergate eras
    schema:dateModified "2015-02-20" ;
    void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.