The Soft Cage
Surveillance in America from Slavery to the War on Terror

Parenti, Christian; Rossetti, Chip (eds.)
Publisher:  Basic Books
Year Published:  2004
Pages:  286pp   ISBN:  9780465054855
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX12007

Parenti explores the history of American surveillance from colonial times to the present. What this historical evidence clearly reveals is a continuum of the culture of surveillance. The weakest, most disenfranchised and most alienated groups are subjected first, and then the surveillance regime slowly spreads toward the mainstream.

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