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Aliens and Dissenters

Federal Suppression of Radicals, 1903-1933

This edition features a new foreword by Paul Buhle and a new epilogue by the author.


"A brilliant work. It deals with this nation's rough-and-ready methods for dealing with ideological nonconformists."--Justice William O. Douglas, The Washington Post

"Ought to be on the shelf of everyone who is concerned with the history of American civil liberties."--David Fellman, The Progressive

"A convincing book as well as a brave one."-- Milton Cantor, The Nation

"Remains a landmark in the study of the abuse of government power."--John Bodnar, author of Remaking America: Public Memory, Commemoration, and Patriotism in the Twentieth Century

"Essential reading."--Blanche Wiesen Cook, author of the two-volume biography Eleanor Roosevelt

"Pathbreaking. . . . Indispensable." -- Richard Polenberg, author of Fighting Faiths: The Abrams Case, the Supreme Court, and Free Speech

"[A] classic account of political repression."--Ellen Schrecker, author of No Ivory Tower: McCarthyism and the Universities


William Preston, Jr., professor emeritus of history at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, is history editor of Lies of Our Times: A Magazine to Correct the Record. He has written extensively in the fields of civil liberties and U.S. history. Paul Buhle is coeditor of Encyclopedia of the American Left.

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