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  • ISBN: 9780252026539
  • ISBN10: 0252026535

Political Repression in Modern America from 1870 to 1976

by Robert Justin Goldstein

  • List Price: $49.95
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr
  • Publish date: 05/01/2001
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Robert Justin Goldstein's Political Repression in Modern America provides the only comprehensive narrative account ever published of significant civil liberties violations concerning political dissidents since the rise of the post -- Civil War modern American industrial state. A history of the dark side of the "land of the free", Goldstein's book covers both famous and little-known examples of governmental repression, including reactions to the early labor movement, the Haymarket affair, "little red scares" in 1908, 1935, and 1938-41, the repression of opposition to World War I, the 1919 "great red scare", the McCarthy period, and post-World War II abuses of the intelligence agencies.

Enhanced with a new introduction and an updated bibliography, Political Repression in Modern America remains an essential record of the relentless intolerance that suppresses radical dissent in the United States.

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