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Civil Liberties and Doublethink Research Guide

Prepared for the 2004-2005 Lecture Series at the College of DuPage.

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Reference Works

Censorship: A World Encyclopedia. (2001) Reference Z 657 .C 468 2001.

Censorship of Historical Thought: A World Guide, 1945 - 2000. (2002) General Z 657 .B 135 2002.

Civil Liberties in America: A Reference Handbook. (2004) General KF 4749 .W 35 2004

The Encyclopedia of Censorship. (2005) Reference Z 657 .G 73 2005.

The Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties in America. (2005) Reference JC 599 .U 5 E 53 2005.

The Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America. (1998) Reference E 185.61 .E 544 1998.

Encyclopedia of the American Constitution. (2000) Reference KF 4548 .E 53 2000.

Historical Dictionry of American Propaganda. (2004) Reference E 183.7 .M 325 2004.

Key Concepts in Political Communication. (2006)

Propaganda and Mass Persuasion: A Historical Encyclopedia, 1500 to the Present. (2003) General HM 1231 .C 85 2003.

Weasel Words: The Dictionary of American Doublespeak. Ref. PE 2839 .W 37 2005.


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Related Books in the C.O.D. Library's Collection

Age of Propaganda: The Everyday Use and Abuse of Persuasion. (2001) General HM 263 .P 715 2001.

American National Security and Civil Liberties in a Time of Terrorism. (2004) General JC 599 .U 5 A 4985 2004.

Civil Liberties: Current Controversies. (2003) General JC 599 .U 5 C 546 2003.

Civil Liberties: Opposing Viewpoints. (2004) General KF 4770 .C 58 2004.

Civil Liberties vs. National Security in a Post-9/11 World. (2004) General KF 5060 .C 48

Civil Rights and Liberties: Provocative Questions and Evolving Answers. (2001). General KF 4749 .S 85 2001.

The Constitution in Wartime: Beyond Alarmism and Complacency. (2005) General KF 5060 .C 58 2005.

The Deconstitutionalization of America: The Forgotten Frailities of Democratic Rule. (2004) General JK 1726 .D 44 2004.

The Enemy Within: Intelligence Gathering, Law Enforcement, and Civil Liberties in the Wake of September 11. (2002) General JC 599 .U 5 S 3855 2002.

Equal Protection: Rights and Liberties Under the Law. (2003) General KF 4755 .L 438 2003.

Freedom of Association: Rights and Liberties Under the Law. (2004) General KF 4778 .B74 2004.

Freedom of Speech and Press: Exceptions to the First Amendment. (2003) General KF 4770 .C 64 2003.

Freedom of Speech: Rights and Liberties Under the Law. (2003) General KF 4772 .K 47.

Freedom Under Fire: U.S. Civil Liberties in Times of War. (1990) General KF 4749 .L 56.

Lost Liberties: Ashcroft and the Assault on Personal Freedom. (2003) General JC 599 .U 5 L 63 2003.

Media Wars: News at a Time of Terror. (2003) General P 96 .W 36 S 34 2003.

No Greater Threat: America after September 11 and the Rise of a National Security State. (2002) General KF 4850 .M 23 2002.

Operation Hollywood: How the Pentagon Shapes and Censors the Movies. (2004). General PN 1995.9 .A 72 R 63 2004.

Propaganda and the Ethics of Persuasion. (2002) General HM 1231 .M 37 2002.

Refuge of a Scoundrel: The Patriot Act in Libraries. (2004) General KF 4315 .F 64 2004.

Religious Freedom: Rights and Liberties Under the Law. (2002) General KF 4783 .U 76 2002.

The Right to Privacy: Rights and Liberties Under the Law. (2003) General KF 1262 .Z 9 G 59 2003.

Ripples of Hope: Great American Civil Rights Speeches. (2003)

Screened Out: How the Media Control Us and What We can do About It. (2000) General P 94 .J 638 2000.

Secret Trials and Executions: Military Tribunals and the Threat to Democracy. (2002) General KF 7209 .O 47 2002.

Silencing Political Dissent. (2002) General JC 599 .U 5 C 43 2002.

Snitch Culture: How Citizens are Turned into the Eyes and Ears of the State. (2000). General HM 487 .R 43 2000.

Terrorism and the Constitution: Sacrificing Civil Liberties in the Name of National Security. (2002) General KF 4850 .D 46 2002.

Undeclared War and Civil Disobedience: The American System in Crisis. (1970) General KF 5060 .V 4 1970.

The USA Patriot Act of 2001: Balancing Civil Liberties and National Security: A Reference Handbook. (2004). General KF 4850 .B 35 2004.

War and Press Freedom: The Problem of Prerogative Power. (1999) General KF 4774 .S 644 1999.

The War on Civil Liberties: How Bush and Ashcroft Have Dismantled the Bill of Rights. (2004) General KF 4749 .C 33 2004.

The War on Our Freedoms: Civil Liberties in an Age of Terrorism. (2003) General JC 599 .U 5 W313 2003.

Weapons of Mass Deception: The Uses of Propaganda in Bush's War on Iraq. (2003) General DS 79.76 .R 36 2003.

The Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution. (2003) General KF 4550 .Z 9 M 66 2003.

You Can't Say That! The Growing Threat to Civil Liberties from Antidiscrimination Laws. (2003) General KF 4749 .B 47 2003.


Internet Sites

Constitution of the United States of America.

Declassified / Confidential Government Documents links.

Detention of American Citizens as Enemy Combatants. (Congressional Research Serv.)

Economic Freedom of the World Report.

Have We Learned the Lessons of History? World War II Japanese Internment and Today's Secret Detentions .(American Immigration Law Foundation)

Historical Publications of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Law vs. War : Competing Approaches to Fighting Terrorism : Conference Report.

Libraries and the Patriot Legislation. (American Library Association)

Library Research Guide for Declassified Government Documents.

Library Research Guide for Genocide and Human Rights

Library Research Guide for George Orwell's "1984."

Library Reseach Guide for Government.

Library Research Guide for Immigration

Library Research Guide for Media and Politics

Library Research Guide for Political Science.

Library Research Guide for Terrorism.

Presumption of Guilt: Human Rights Abuses of Post-September 11 Detainees.

Protecting our National Security from Terrorist Attacks : A Review of Criminal Terrorism Investigations and Prosecutions : Hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, First Session, October 21, 2003.

The September 11 Detainees: A Review of the Treatment of Aliens Held on Immigration Charges in Connection with the Investigation of the September 11 Attacks.


Tools to fight terrorism : subpoena authority and pretrial detention of terrorists : hearing before the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology, and Homeland Security of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, second session, June 22, 2004.

The USA Patriot Act text.

The U.S. Department of Justice

The White House


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