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Political Repression in Modern America: FROM 1870 TO 1976

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A history of the dark side of the land of the free, this book covers both famous and little-known examples of governmental repression, including the Haymarket affair, the repression of opposition to World War I, the McCarthy period, and post-World War II abuses of the intelligence agencies.
Paperback, 720 pages
Published April 23rd 2001 by University of Illinois Press (first published September 1978)
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This book is Howard Zinn on steroids. If you have any interest in the history of US politics, you should read this book. It isn't an easy read by any stretch of the imagination (it was Goldstein's doctoral thesis) but it is so worth it. The viciousness of both the government and corporations in drowning out any form of dissent is astonishing and frankly very depressing; but I think it is really necessary to be aware of how far people in power will go to maintain that power. The amount of detail ...more
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Robert Justin Goldstein is professor emeritus of political science at Oakland University and currently a research associate at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

He is the author of numerous books and articles focusing on the history of civil liberties in Western democracies, including controversies related to censorship and desecration of the flag.
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