Darkest Before Dawn: Sedition and Free Speech in the American West (Paperback)Clemens P. Work (author)
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Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 490 g
Dimensions: 230 x 155 x 22 mm
""Darkest Before Dawn: Sedition and Free Speech in the American West" is a formidable piece of scholarship, a fine and readable history on the wax and wane of free speech, our ability as Americans to say what we believe. Shot through with contemporary resonances, Work's book would make an ideal present for anyone with the least bit of political leanings."
This is history at its exciting, human best. Clem Work tells the little-known story of how Americans were punished for what they said during World War I: imprisoned, brutalized, lynched. It is a crucial part of the American struggle for freedom of speech.
An important contribution to the literature of the history of free speech in America. No future study of sedition laws could hope to be complete without drawing on this well researched and well written work. Clem Work has made his mark, and what a marvelous mark it is!
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