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Polenberg, Richard

Fighting faiths; the Abrams case, the Supreme Court, and free speech.

Viking, New York. 1987, xiv, 431p., illus., remainder mark on foredge, minor foxing top fore edge, dj slightly soiled and worn. "On August 23, 1918, five Russian Jewish anarchists (and immigrants)--Jacob Abrams, Mollie Steimer, Hyman Lachowsky, Samuel Lipman, and Jacob Schwartz--were arrested by New York City's Bomb Squad for distributing two leaflets protesting the American intervention in the Russian revolution, Schwartz died in prison, some claim as a direct result of a brutal third degree; the four others were convicted, after an extraordinary trial... of violating the draconian Sedition Act of 1918..." - dj.

Cat.No: 93541

Price: $12.00

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