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American Political Prisoners
Prosecutions Under the Espionage and Sedition Acts

 

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American Political Prisoners
Prosecutions Under the Espionage and Sedition Acts

by Stephen M. Kohn (Author)
Howard Zinn (Foreword)

 

Hardback

ISBN: 9780275944155

 

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An account of the personal lives of nearly 1000 long-term political prisoners arrested under sedition laws for their opposition to World War I, their trade union activities, or their political or religious beliefs. This book is based on the author's exclusive access to uncensored prison files.


This book is the first account of the personal lives of the nearly 1,000 long-term political prisoners arrested under various sedition laws for their opposition to World War I, their trade union activities, or their unpopular political or religious beliefs. Based on the author's exclusive access to the uncensored prison files of many of these prisoners, and information obtained under the federal Freedom of Information Act, Kohn relays the powerful prison experiences of some of America's most famous and colorful labor, socialist, and peace leaders. With over ten years of research, and access to tens of thousands of pages of never-before released U.S. Department of Justice records, Stephen Kohn has been able to recreate the actual prison experiences of these political prisoners.


 

ISBN 275944158
ISBN13 9780275944155
Publisher Praeger Publishers Inc
Format Hardback
Publication date 20/06/1994
Pages 248
Weight (grammes) 532
Published in United States
Height (mm) 229
Width (mm) 152

Foreword by Howard Zinn
Introduction
Background to the Sedition Laws and Their Use During the World War I Era
The Espionage and Sedition Acts of 1917 and 1918: Then and Now
The Selective Service Act
Inside Golgotha: The Prison Experience of the World War I Sedition Act Inmates and Conscientious Objectors
The Convictions
Prison Discipline
A Transfer to St. Elizabeth's Hospital for the Insane
A Death
The Most Indolent Man at Leavenworth
Military Justice
Isolation
Relief from the Psychopathic Ward
Release
The Prisoners
Federal Espionage and Sedition Act Prisoners
State Anti-Sedition and Criminal Syndicalism Prisoners
Political Prisoners Who Died While Incarcerated in Federal, Military, or State Prisons
Conclusion
Selected Bibliography
Index