Darkest Before Dawn: Sedition and Free Speech in the American West (Paperback)

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Takes to task Montana's 1918 sedition law that shut down freedom of speech. The sedition law carried fines of up to $20,000 and imprisonment for as much as twenty years. It became a model for the federal sedition act passed in 1918. This book explores the assault on civil rights during times of war when dissent is perceived as unpatriotic.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780826337931
ISBN-10: 0826337937
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication Date: June 16th, 2006
Pages: 318
Language: English