Free Speech in the Good War

Free Speech in the Good War

by R. Steele


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312173364
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 03/15/1999
Edition description: 1999
Pages: 309
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.04(d)

About the Author

Richard W. Steele is Professor Emeritus at San Diego State University, and has worked as an Archivist for the National Archives in Washington, D.C. and as a historian for the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Legacy of Restraint
Part I: Frank Murphy—1939
• Champion of Civil Liberties
• "Not a Soft, Pudgy Democracy"
Part II: Robert H. Jackson—January 1940—June 1941
• A "Lawyerly Way"
• The Fifth Column Scare
• "Ruthless—Limitless Searches, Stealing—Tappings—etc."
• Harry Bridges and the War on Communism
Part III: Francis Biddle—June 1941—June 1945
• Attorney General by Default
• The "Minneapolis Reds"—A "Clear and Present Danger"?
• Free Speech for Fascists?
• Nazi Themes and "Dirty Little Sheets": Postal Censorship
• "Where Sedition Begins and Ends Among Negroes"
• The Denaturalization Strategy
• "Crackpots and Cranks from All Parts of the Nation"
• The Great Sedition Trial: The End of the Anti-Sedition Campaign
• Bibliography

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