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"Whom can we trust now?" : the meaning of treason in the United States, from the Revolution through the Civil War

Author: Brian F Carso, Jr.
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
Database:WorldCat
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The ancient crime of treason posed legal, political and intellectual problems for the United States from its conception through the Civil War. This book demonstrates that although treason law was  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian F Carso, Jr.
ISBN: 9780739112564 0739112562
OCLC Number: 63692586
Description: x, 266 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : "A chord which vibrates in every heart" --
"What is a traitor?" : loyalty, betrayal, and the state --
--
"A republic, if you can keep it" : the evolution of treason in America, 1620-1787 --
--
"Seasons of insurrection" : early rebellions and the trial of Aaron Burr --
--
"The damnation of his fame" : Benedict Arnold and the cultural punishment of betrayal --
--
"With malice toward none" : treason, amnesty and the language of betrayal during the Civil War --
--
"Whom can we trust now?"
Responsibility: Brian F. Carso, Jr.
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