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Trotskyists on Trial: Free Speech and Political Persecution Since the Age of FDR

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Trotskyists on Trial: Free Speech and Political Persecution Since the Age of FDR

Donna T. Haverty-Stacke

In July 1941, a federal grand jury in Minneapolis indicted twenty-nine Socialist Workers Party members, fifteen of whom belonged to the militant Teamsters Local 544, for violating the 1940 Smith Act, a peacetime anti-sedition law. Examining the social, political, and legal history of the first Smith Act case, this book focuses on the tension between free speech and national security on the eve of America’s entry into World War II ... Read more

 

 

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