Fighting Faiths The Abrams Case, the Supreme Court, and Free Speech

ISBN-10: 0801486181

ISBN-13: 9780801486180

Edition: 1999

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Description: In Fighting Faiths, Polenberg traces the Jewish immigrant experience, the lives of the convicted anarchists before and after the trials, the careers of the players in the case and the effects on present-day First Amandment rights.

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 8/5/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Preface and Acknowledgments
Prologue: A Farewell Dinner
Anarchism and War
The Immigrant Experience
The World of Work
Anarchism and East Harlem
The Justice Department and the Sedition Act
Woodrow Wilson and Russian Interrention
The Arrests
August 23, 1918
Two Leaflets
The Bomb Squad
The Confessions
The Indictments: Francis G. Caffey
The Lawyer: Harry Weinberger
The Trial
War Fever
John Reed and the Death of Jacob Schwartz
The Judge: Henry DeLamar Clayton, Jr.
The Prosecution's Case
Raymond Robins and the Sisson Documents
The Conviction
The Judge as Prosecutor
"The Feminist Radical"
The Verdict
The Sentencing
Bonds for Bail
The Surveillance State
Aliens, Anarchists, and the Law
The Machinery of Surveillance
The World of the Undercover Agent
J. Edgar Hoover and the Anarchists
Frederic C. Howe: Social Reform and the Surveillance State
The Supreme Court
Conservatism and the Court
Oliver Wendell Holmes and the Clear and Present Danger Standard
Holmes and the Libertarians
The Decision
The Dissent
The Response
Flight and Arrest
John H. Wigmore: "Freedom of Thuggery?"
Sir Frederick Pollock and the Common Law
Louis D. Brandeis: Thinking Through the Subject
The "Trial" of Zechariah Chafee, Jr., at the Harvard Club
Prison
The American Prison System
Blackwell's Island: the Workhouse
Atlanta: "Huge Walls of Stone ... Tiny, Airless Cages"
Jefferson City: Kate Richards O'Hare and Prison Reform
Exile
Wilson, the Political Prisoners, and Amnesty
Harding and Deportation
November 23, 1921
Lenin, the Cheka, and the Anarchists
Into Russia ... and Out
Epilogue: A Reunion in Mexico City
Manuscript Collections, Locations, and Abbreviations
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index
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