National Security and Civil Liberty

A Chronological Perspective

Third Edition

by Michael Geary

Forthcoming July 2023

Tags: Homeland Security

ISBN 978-1-5310-2715-5
eISBN 978-1-5310-2716-2

This textbook covers various issue of national security and civil liberty (such as free speech, political association, using the military in civil law enforcement, internet spying, etc…) in chronological order. Beginning with the American Revolution and the issues facing colonists as they sought to gain their freedom from British rule, this book covers definable periods in American history (the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Cold War, the War on Terror) to examine how the federal government has either expanded or restricted civil liberties in times of uncertainty, war, and terrorism.

This is the only textbook covering these issues in this fashion. By doing it is easier for the student to understand the issues faced as their thoughts about what privacy and freedom mean evolve alongside American citizens in the various time periods.

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