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Classified : a history of secrecy in the United States government

Title
Classified : a history of secrecy in the United States government / David B. Frost.
ISBN
9781476664002
1476664005
Publication
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2017]
Physical Description
vii, 200 pages ; 23 cm
Summary
"Secrecy has always played a role in American governance, from the First Continental Congress to the Manhattan Project to today's controversial procedures for protecting national security. The author examines the balance between the ideal of openness in government and the real world need for secrecy, and the political accommodations that have been made for each"--Provided by publisher.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
August 16, 2017
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Secrecy and the Continental Congress
The coming of a new Constitution
The federal Constitutional Convention
The secrecy issue during the ratification conventions
Congress opens up its doors
Secrecy and the public record
Black budgets and the people's money
Executive secrecy and publicity
Executive privilege : the president's power to withhold information
Federal records and the people's right to know
Security classification.
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