National Security vs. Civil & Privacy Rights

400p. (Opinions Throughout History). bibliog. chron. glossary. index. notes. photos. reprods. Grey House. Feb. 2018. Tr $243.75. ISBN 9781682177204.
Gr 9 Up—The first volume in a new reference series, this well-formatted, accessible title provides a detailed overview of the tension between national security and privacy and civil rights, from the ratification of the U.S. Constitution to the Vault 7 leak of 2017. A time line of major events and court cases runs along the bottom of the text. Both sides of the argument are presented, and the title discusses the topic at length, pulling in writing from journalists as well as case law. With broad, in-depth coverage, this is a solid starting point for understanding the issues. Primary and secondary sources give historical context and current perspectives on each chapter's subject. Readers would be better served had the notes section been placed at the end of each chapter, but the source list and bibliography are thorough and extremely helpful. Also of interest are the historical snapshots.
VERDICT A quality purchase for reference collections in all libraries.

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