American Political Prisoners: Prosecutions under the Espionage and Sedition Acts

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AMERICAN POLITICAL PRISONERS

Prosecutions under the Espionage and Sedition Acts

Stephen M. Kohn

Foreword by Howard Zinn

PRAEGER

Westport, Connecticut London

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Foreword ix
  • Acknowledgments xv
  • Introduction 1
  • Part I- Background to the Sedition Laws and Their Use During the World War I Era 5
  • Notes 22
  • Chapter 2- The Selective Service Act 27
  • Notes 29
  • Part II- Inside Golgotha: The Prison Experience of the World War I Sedition Act Inmates 31
  • Notes 37
  • Chapter 4- Prison Discipline 39
  • Chapter 5- A Transfer to St. Elizabeth's Hospital For the Insane 45
  • Note 48
  • Chapter 6- A Death 49
  • Notes 53
  • Chapter 7- The Most Indolent Man At Leavenworth 55
  • Note 58
  • Chapter 8- Military Justice 59
  • Notes 62
  • Chapter 9- Isolation 63
  • Notes 68
  • Chapter 10- Relief from the Psychopathic Ward 69
  • Note 73
  • Chapter 11- Release 75
  • Part III- The Prisoners 81
  • Notes 141
  • Chapter 13- State Anti-Sedition and Criminal Syndicalism Prisoners 157
  • Chapter 14- Political Prisoners Who Died While Incarcerated in Federal, Military And State Prisons 183
  • Notes 189
  • Chapter 15- Conclusion 191
  • Notes 192
  • Notes 193
  • Index 205
  • About the Author 217
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