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Democracy, if we can keep it : the ACLU's 100-year fight for rights in America / Ellis Cose.

Cose, Ellis, (author.).
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781620973837
  • ISBN: 1620973839
  • Physical Description: viii, 462 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : The New Press, [2020]

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Preaching peace to a world at war -- The war on dangerous speech -- The year that shook America and spawned the ACLU -- Setting fire to wisdom and the origin of man -- Phony rapes and righteous purge -- A yellow menace, red fears, white racism, and assimilation -- McCarthy crosses a line and Eisenhower sends troops to Little Rock -- A moral crusade, an immoral war, and a forbidden romance -- Resurrecting a Communist as the Nixon era ends -- Nazis, Jews, and the FBI -- Mourning a founder, defeating Bork, and atoning for internment -- Terrorism, torture, and the pursuit of justice -- Edward Snowden joins the ACLU -- The rise of Trump, the decline of truth -- Reflections.
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"For a century, the American Civil Liberties Union has fought to keep Americans in touch with the founding values of the Constitution. As its centennial approached, the organization invited Ellis Cose to become its first ever writer-in-residence, serving as an "embedded journalist" with complete editorial independence. The result is Cose's groundbreaking Democracy, If We Can Keep It: The ACLU's 100-Year Fight for Rights in America, the most authoritative account ever of America's premier defender of civil liberties. A vivid work of history and journalism, Democracy, If We Can Keep It is not just the definitive story of the ACLU but also an essential account of America's rediscovery of rights it had granted but long denied. Cose's narrative begins with World War I and brings us to today, chronicling the ACLU's role through the horrors of 9/11, the saga of Edward Snowden, and the phenomenon of Donald Trump. A chronicle of America's most difficult ethical quandaries from the Red Scare, the Scottsboro Boys' trials, Japanese American internment, McCarthyism, and Vietnam, Democracy, If We Can Keep It weaves these accounts into a deeper story of American freedom-one that is profoundly relevant to our present moment"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: American Civil Liberties Union > History.
Civil rights > United States > History.

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