Freedom Under Fire: U.S. Civil Liberties in Times of War / Edition 1

Freedom Under Fire: U.S. Civil Liberties in Times of War / Edition 1

by Michael Linfield
     
 

ISBN-10: 0896083748

ISBN-13: 9780896083745

Pub. Date: 07/01/1999

Publisher: South End Press

“The great wars we have fought for the sake of liberty have been accompanied, without exception, by the most draconian assaults on individual rights. This is the theme of Michael Linfield's Freedom Under Fire, and he documents it with examples from every war since the American Revolution.”—The

Overview

“The great wars we have fought for the sake of liberty have been accompanied, without exception, by the most draconian assaults on individual rights. This is the theme of Michael Linfield's Freedom Under Fire, and he documents it with examples from every war since the American Revolution.”—The Progressive 

“Linfield demonstrates conclusively, starting with the American Revolution and coming right up to the invasion of Panama, that the Bill of Rights is set aside by the government again and again, for reasons of ‘national security.’ He performs an important service, reminding us that liberty cannot be entrusted to the Bill of Rights or to the three branches of government, but only can be safeguarded by our own vigilance.”—Howard Zinn

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896083745
Publisher:
South End Press
Publication date:
07/01/1999
Series:
Political Science
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsvi
About the Authorviii
Chart: War-Time Violations of Civil Liberties in the United Statesix
Prefacexv
I.Introduction1
II.The Revolutionary War Era9
III.The Civil War Era23
IV.The World War I Era33
V.The World War II and Korean War Era69
VI.The Vietnam War Era113
VII.The "Low-Intensity" Conflict Era157
VIII.Conclusion169
Appendix
A.Freedom of Expression in Nicaragua173
B.Due Process in Nicaragua185
Notes209
Bibliography259
Case Index269
Index273

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