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Title
Book cover, A trial on trial: The Great Sedition Trial of 1944, 1946
Creator
St.-George, Maximilian, b. 1885
Dennis, Lawrence, 1893-
Contributor
Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles
Date Created and/or Issued
1946
Publication Information
California State University, Northridge
Contributing Institution
California State University, Northridge
Collection
In Our Own Backyard - Resisting Nazi Propaganda (Exhibit)
Rights Information
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Description
The authors of this book are a defendant and a defense attorney from the trial in question, The Great Sedition Trial of 1944, also known as United States v. McWilliams. Lawrence Dennis was one of the 30 people charged with violating the Smith Act; Maximilian St. George was defense attorney for Joseph McWilliams, another of the defendants in the trial. The book provides a detailed dissection of the proceedings, as well as background on the case against the accused seditionists. The authors summarize their cautionary tale: "The moral is one of the major points of this book: laws intended to get one crowd may well be used by them to get the authors and backers of the law. This just another good argument for civil liberties and freedom of speech." 9.5 in.
Type
image
Format
image/jpeg
Book
Extent
24 cm
Identifier
CRCms170
http://digital-collections.csun.edu/cdm/ref/collection/InOurOwnBackyard/id/194
Language
English
Subject
Trials (Political crimes and offenses)
Criminal procedure
Sedition
Subversive activities
Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei
National socialism
Fascism
Place
Washington (D.C.)
Source
https://csun-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/f/12066q5/01CALS_ALMA71429449740002901

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