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Free speech and the suppression of dissent during World War I

Author: Eric Thomas Chester
Publisher: New York : Monthly Review Press, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
World War I, given all the rousing "Over-There" songs and in-the-trenches films it inspired, was, at its outset, surprisingly unpopular with the American public. As opposition increased, Woodrow Wilson's presidential administration became intent on stifling antiwar dissent. Wilson effectively silenced the National Civil Liberties Bureau, forerunner of the American Civil Liberties Union. Presidential candidate Eugene  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Thomas Chester
ISBN: 1583678697 9781583678695 1583678689 9781583678688
OCLC Number: 1125974566
Description: 504 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The British experience in suppressing dissent --
Stifling the National Civil Liberties Bureau --
Quashing the Socialist Party and targeting Eugene Victor Debs --
The struggle to free Eugene Victor Debs --
Traitors, spies, and military tribunals --
The IWW and the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus --
Herbert Croly, The New Republic, and the "clear and present danger" doctrine --
Zechariah Chafee Jr. and the "balance of conflicting interests" doctrine --
The "clear and present danger" doctrine in historical context --
Free speech as an absolute right --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Eric T. Chester.

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World War I, given all the rousing "Over-There" songs and in-the-trenches films it inspired, was, at its outset, surprisingly unpopular with the American public. As opposition increased, Woodrow  Read more...

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