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Author Lane, Frederick S., 1963-

Title American privacy : the 400-year history of our most contested right / Frederick S. Lane
Published Boston : Beacon Press, [2009]
©2009

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Description xx, 282 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. The declaration of privacy -- 2. Postal politics, purity, and privacy -- 3. Population, punch cards, and privacy -- 4. Privacy in state courts and legislatures -- 5. No more gentlemen: the rise of governmental espionage -- 6. Peeping Toms of public life -- 7. The great red threats to privacy: credit cards and communism -- 8. Privacy's golden hour: the Warren court -- 9. "Toward freedom from fear": the privacy versus securuty debate intensifies -- 10. The phantom delete key: the incredible durability of data -- 11. No PC is an island: the rise of online communities -- 12. Electronic exhibitionism and voyeurism: privacy in a webbled world -- Conclusion The perilous state of privacy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Privacy, Right of -- United States -- History.
Government information -- United States -- History.
Confidential communications -- United States -- History.
Data protection -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History.
Disclosure of information -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Electronic surveillance -- Government policy -- United States.
Eavesdropping -- Government policy -- United States.
LC no. 2009010393
ISBN 9780807044414 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0807044415 (hardcover : alk. paper)