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Author Pribanic-Smith, Erika J.

Title Emma Goldman's No-Conscription League and the First Amendment
Published Milton : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (141 pages)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of contents; Illustrations; 1 Introduction; Foreigners in an Unfriendly Land; Restricting Immigration; Racial and Cultural Inequality; Labor and Restriction; Immigrants and Radicalism; Roosevelt's Anti-Immigrant Laws; Progressive Americanization; Wilson's War on Germany and Hyphenated Immigrants; Wartime Radicalism; Post-War Red Scare; Notes; 2 Uncertain Times for Freedom of Expression; Judicial Reasoning in the Lochner Era; From Silencing Dissent to Conceptualizing a Marketplace of Ideas; Before 1919: Goldman and Baltzer
Cutting Quips and Thoughtful ReflectionsA Worn-Out Welcome; Not One of Us; No Free Speech in War Time; Notes; 5 Epilogue: The Spark; Goldman's Legacy; Legal Legacy; Print Legacy; Notes; Index
The First Amendment's Day in Court: Schenck, Debs, and FrohwerkAbrams and the Marketplace of Ideas; Notes; 3 Goldman, Mother Earth, and the No-Conscription League; The Rise of "Red Emma"; Mother Earth as an Anarchist Forum; Fights for Free Speech; Goldman's Anti-War Stance; A Manifesto Against Conscription; Mother Earth Laments Democracy's Death; New Yorkers Rally Against Conscription; Patriotic Press Attacks Anarchists; Mother Earth Raid and Arrest; Notes; 4 Fashioning the Courtroom and Newspapers into Forums for Anarchy; The Defendants Call Americans Un-American; Daily Trial Coverage
Summary Emma Goldman's Supreme Court appeal occurred during a transitional point for First Amendment law, as justices began incorporating arguments related to free expression into decisions on espionage and sedition cases. This project analyzes the communications that led to her arrest--writings in Mother Earth, a mass-mailed manifesto, and speeches related to compulsory military service during World War I--as well as the ensuing legal proceedings and media coverage. The authors place Goldman's Supreme Court appeal in the context of the more famous Schenck and Abrams trials to demonstrate her place in First Amendment history while providing insight into wartime censorship and the attitude of the mainstream press toward radical speech
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Subject Goldman, Emma, 1869-1940 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Goldman, Emma, 1869-1940.
Freedom of expression -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Political crimes and offenses -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Trials (Political crimes and offenses) -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Emma Goldman.
Espionage Act.
Freedom of expression.
Mother Earth.
Political crimes and offenses.
Politics and government.
Trials (Political crimes and offenses)
World War I journalism.
anarchism and journalism.
freedom of expression.
political journalism.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1913-1921.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Trials, litigation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Schroeder, Jared
ISBN 1351027956