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The Resource Priests of our democracy : the Supreme Court, academic freedom, and the anti-communist purge, Marjorie Heins

Priests of our democracy : the Supreme Court, academic freedom, and the anti-communist purge, Marjorie Heins

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Priests of our democracy : the Supreme Court, academic freedom, and the anti-communist purge
Title
Priests of our democracy
Title remainder
the Supreme Court, academic freedom, and the anti-communist purge
Statement of responsibility
Marjorie Heins
Title variation
Supreme Court, academic freedom, and the anti-communist purge
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the early 1950s, New York City's teachers and professors became the targets of massive investigations into their political beliefs and associations. Those who refused to cooperate in the questioning were fired. Some had undoubtedly been communists, and the Communist Party-USA certainly made its share of mistakes, but there was never evidence that the accused teachers had abused their trust. Some were among the most brilliant, popular, and dedicated educators in the city. Priests of Our Democracy tells of the teachers and professors who resisted the witch hunt, those who collaborated, and those whose battles led to landmark Supreme Court decisions. It traces the political fortunes of academic freedom beginning in the late 19th century, both on campus and in the courts. Combining political and legal history with wrenching personal stories, the book details how the anti-communist excesses of the 1950s inspired the Supreme Court to recognize the vital role of teachers and professors in American democracy. The crushing of dissent in the 1950s impoverished political discourse in ways that are still being felt, and First Amendment academic freedom, a product of that period, is in peril today. In compelling terms, this book shows why the issue should matter to every American"--Provided by publisher
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Heins, Marjorie
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Academic freedom
  • United States
  • Freedom of speech
  • Public schools
  • Universities and colleges
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Teaching, Freedom of
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Priests of our democracy : the Supreme Court, academic freedom, and the anti-communist purge, Marjorie Heins
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-341) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 363 pages
Isbn
9780814770269
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(ebook)
Lccn
2012032821
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)794040387
Label
Priests of our democracy : the Supreme Court, academic freedom, and the anti-communist purge, Marjorie Heins
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-341) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 363 pages
Isbn
9780814770269
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Lccn
2012032821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)794040387

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