Despite longstanding traditions of tolerance, inclusion, and democracy in the United States, dissident citizens and social movements have experienced significant and sustained - although often subtle and difficult-to observe - suppression in this country. Using mechanism-based social-movement theory, this book explores a wide range of twentieth century episodes of contention, involving such groups as mid-century communists, the Black Panther Party, the American Indian Movement, and the modern-day globalization movement.

part I|62 pages

Introduction to the Suppression of Dissent

chapter Chapter One|32 pages


chapter Chapter Two|28 pages

The Suppression of Dissent

part II|128 pages

State Modes of Suppression

chapter Chapter Three|14 pages

Direct Violence

chapter Chapter Four|16 pages

Public Prosecutions and Hearings

chapter Chapter Five|14 pages

Employment Deprivation

chapter Chapter Six|18 pages

Surveillance and Break-ins

chapter Chapter Nine|16 pages

Harassment and Harassment Arrests

chapter Chapter Ten|16 pages

Extraordinary Rules and Laws

part III|70 pages

Mass Media and the Suppression of Dissent

chapter Chapter Eleven|18 pages

Mass Media Manipulation

chapter Chapter Twelve|14 pages

Bi-Level Demonization

chapter Chapter Thirteen|22 pages

Mass Media Deprecation

part IV|48 pages

From Actions to Transactions: The Mechanisms of Suppression

chapter Chapter Fifteen|38 pages

The Five Mechanisms of Suppression

chapter Chapter Sixteen|8 pages