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War and liberty : an American dilemma : 1790 to the present

Author: Geoffrey R Stone
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Geoffrey R. Stone has now produced this condensed history of individual freedoms in six crucial periods of conflict - from the 1790s to the present day - along with an in-depth examination of how our constitutional rights have fared in the Bush era. This historical narrative offers a revealing introduction to our most essential constitutional rights."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey R Stone
ISBN: 9780393330045 0393330044
OCLC Number: 77821456
Notes: "War and liberty" is an abridgement and adaptation of an earlier work, "Perilous times : free speech in wartime, from the Sedition Act of 1798 to the war on terrorism. W.W. Norton, 2004."
Description: xvii, 220 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Preface: war fever --
The half war with France: "The reign of witches" --
The Civil War: "The man who holds the power" --
World War I: "Disloyalty must be crushed out of existence" --
World War II: "a Jap's a Jap" --
The Cold War: "The scaremongers" --
The Vietnam War: "To expose, disrupt, and otherwise neutralize" --
The war on terrorism: "Not a blank check" --
Conclusion: A culture of civil liberties.
Responsibility: Geoffrey R. Stone.
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"Geoffrey R. Stone has now produced this condensed history of individual freedoms in six crucial periods of conflict - from the 1790s to the present day - along with an in-depth examination of how our constitutional rights have fared in the Bush era. This historical narrative offers a revealing introduction to our most essential constitutional rights."--Jacket.

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