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The Resource Defenseless under the night : the Roosevelt years and the origins of Homeland Security, Matthew Dallek

Defenseless under the night : the Roosevelt years and the origins of Homeland Security, Matthew Dallek

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Defenseless under the night : the Roosevelt years and the origins of Homeland Security
Title
Defenseless under the night
Title remainder
the Roosevelt years and the origins of Homeland Security
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Dallek
Title variation
Roosevelt years and the origins of Homeland Security
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As the bombs fell on Guernica and the Blitz terrorized Britons--even before Pearl Harbor--Americans watched and worried about attacks on their homeland. In May 1941, FDR established an Office of Civilian Defense to protect Americans from foreign and domestic threats. In this book, Matthew Dallek narrates the history of the Office of Civilian Defense. He uses the development of the precursor of "homeland security" as a way of examining constitutional questions about civil liberties; the role of government in propagandizing to its own citizens; competing visions among liberals and conservatives for establishing a plan to defend America; and federal, state, and local responsibilities for citizen protection. Much of the dramatic tension lies in the preparation of communities against attack and their fears of Japanese invasion along the Pacific Coast and Nazi invasion. So too there was a clash of visions between LaGuardia and Eleanor Roosevelt. The mayor argued that the OCD's focus had to be on preparing the country against German and Japanese attack, including conducting blackout drills, preparing evacuation plans, coordinating emergency medical teams, and protecting industrial plants and transportation centers. The First Lady believed the OCD should also promote social justice for African Americans and women and raise civilian morale. Their clashes frustrated FDR, who pressured them both to resign in 1942, and led to the appointment of James Landis, commissioner of the SEC, who created a semi-military operation that involved grassroots citizen mobilization, including planting Victory Gardens and building the Civil Air Patrol. It was the largest volunteer program in World War II America."--Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1969-
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Dallek, Matthew
Dewey number
363.350973/09044
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
UA927
LC item number
.D36 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • Civil defense
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Landis, James M.
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor
  • Civil defense
  • United States
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Defenseless under the night : the Roosevelt years and the origins of Homeland Security, Matthew Dallek
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Guns and butter -- Ultimate armageddon -- No pact, treaty, symbol, or person -- Two fronts -- The problem of home defense -- An American plan -- London burning -- A sweeping conflagration of insanity -- Heart and soul -- We can't all run to Central Park -- A man must be protected -- Fair game -- The liberal approach -- All these rights spell security -- Conclusion: National security liberalism
Control code
ocn932003584
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 340 pages
Isbn
9780199743124
Lccn
2015048180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)932003584
Label
Defenseless under the night : the Roosevelt years and the origins of Homeland Security, Matthew Dallek
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Introduction: Guns and butter -- Ultimate armageddon -- No pact, treaty, symbol, or person -- Two fronts -- The problem of home defense -- An American plan -- London burning -- A sweeping conflagration of insanity -- Heart and soul -- We can't all run to Central Park -- A man must be protected -- Fair game -- The liberal approach -- All these rights spell security -- Conclusion: National security liberalism
Control code
ocn932003584
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 340 pages
Isbn
9780199743124
Lccn
2015048180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)932003584

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