The Espionage and Sedition Acts of World War I

The Espionage and Sedition Acts of World War I

Using Wartime Loyalty Laws for Revenge and Profit

eBook - 2012
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Donalson focuses on how ordinary citizens used the Espionage and Sedition Acts of World War I for personal benefit and profit. He shows how the acts were used particularly but not exclusively against persons of German ancestry to settle family and neighborhood quarrels, workplace disputes, and political differences. These acts, intended to unify the nation in a time of war, instead undermined the concepts of free speech and presumption of innocence, and started the United States on the path of totalitarianism where any word or action could be interpreted as?disloyal? and result in federal act.
Publisher: El Paso : LFB Scholarly Pub., 2012
ISBN: 9781593326241
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vii, 197 pages)


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