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Crisis in Freedom: The Alien & Sedition Acts
Third in a series of panels on early American history. Origins of the American Revolution appeared in 1943. Triumph of Freedom in 1948, both lively recording of history, staunchly rooted in sound scholarship & amply documented. Now comes this--a study of the Alien & Sedition Acts, in which the newly won American freedom survived severe test, back in 1798. Many of t ...more
Paperback, 253 pages
Published June 28th 1951 by Little. Brown & Company (Boston)
(first published January 1st 1951)
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Apr 25, 2013 Erik Graff rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommends it for: students of American history
Recommended to Erik by: no one
The Alien and Sedition Acts, their formulation, their application and their response paradigm the hysteria of American popular opinion and its manipulators. In the case of the Acts, we were lucky. In the case of the more recent Patriot Act, it remains to be seen but the prospect is not bright.