The Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798: Testing the Constitution

The Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798: Testing the Constitution

by Terri Diane Halperin

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ISBN-13: 9781421419695
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 06/15/2016
Series: Witness to History
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 871,008
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Terri Diane Halperin is a member of the history department at the University of Richmond.

Table of Contents

Prologue 1

1 Governing a Republic 9

2 Extreme Revolution, Vexing Immigration 30

3 Partisan Solutions 49

4 Self-inflicted Wounds 72

5 Equal and Opposite Reaction 97

Epilogue 120

Acknowledgments 131

Notes 133

Suggested Further Reading 145

Index 151

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A valuable introduction to an important event in U.S. history, Halperin's nuanced book fills a real niche.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Foreign governments trying to influence a presidential election; political parties so polarized there’s almost no middle ground; and an administration hostile to immigration and immigrants: a fascinating story, gracefully told, and nowadays disturbingly familiar.