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The American Civil Liberties Union An Annotated Bibliogrpahy

By Samuel Walker Copyright 1993

    Since its founding after World War I, the American Civil Liberties Union has become an integral part of American society. The history of the ACLU parallels the extension of civil rights and liberties in the United States. With a total of 1454 entries spanning almost three quarters of a century, this annotated bibliography provides an important research tool for scholars, attorneys, and policy analysts. The author has organized the work into six chapters: general works concerning the ACLU, the history of the organization, contemporary and related civil liberties issues, ACLU leaders, and resources to guide scholars.

    I. GENERAL WORKS A. Descriptions of the ACLU B. Official Policies C. Periodicals D. Reports E. ACLU Handbooks F. Collections of Essays II. HISTORY OF THE ACLU A. General ACLU History B. Origins of the ACLU, 1914-1919 C. The 1920s D. The 1930s E. World War II, 1940-1945 7. Speech, Press, and Assembly, Freedom of F. The Cold War, 1945-1960 G. Post-World War II America, 1945-1960 H. The 1960s and 1970s III. CONTEMPORARY CIVIL LIBERTIES ISSUES, 1980-1991 A. The ACLU B. Freedom of Belief, Expression, and Association C. Due Process of Law/Crime/Police Misconduct D. Equal Protection E. National Security G. Privacy H. Other Civil Liberties Issues IV. GENERAL CIVIL LIBERTIES ISSUES A. Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law B. Legal Role of ACLU and Other Public Interest Groups C. Public Opinion about Civil Liberties D. International Perspectives V. INDIVIDUAL ACLU LEADERS A. Roger Nash Baldwin B. Other ACLU Leaders VI. RESOURCES A. ACLU Offices B. Archival Material


    Samuel Walker