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If This Be Treason : The American Rogues and Rebels Who Walked the Line Between Dissent and Betrayal
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Treason is the only crime explicitly defined in America's Constitution. Article III states, “Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.” Based on those 24 words, treason charges have been brought less than 30 times in American history. Convictions have been even more rare—with cases such as those of WWII radio broadcasters Axis Sally and Tokyo Rose making the list. Still, time and again throughout American history, cries of “treason” ring out against someone or some group whose actions seem to toe the line between American dissent and American betrayal. A narrative survey of the more interesting cases of “almost treason” provides a unique lens through which to view American history, partisan politics, global politics, how freedom of the press and free speech have evolved in American life, and how rogue acts of dissent have changed the American path.
Number of Pages: 312
Genre: History, Political Science
Publisher: Globe Pequot Pr
Author: Jeremy Duda
Street Date: October 15, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-7081
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