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The French Intrigue Of James Cole Mountflorence, Jud Campbell Jan 2008

The French Intrigue Of James Cole Mountflorence, Jud Campbell

Law Faculty Publications

In July 1793, less than three months after President George Washington had declared the United States impartial toward the conflict raging in Europe, French Minister Edmond-Charles-Edouard Genet tested America's incipient neutrality. With instructions from his government, Genet armed a French privateer in Philadelphia and simultaneously launched an offensive against Spanish Louisiana using disaffected American pioneers. The episode began on July 5, when Genet shared the French plans for western invasion in a private meeting with Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson. Ten days later Genet's agents departed for Kentucky to rendezvous with American Revolutionary War hero George Rogers Clark ...


Sacco & Vanzetti Case, Eric S. Yellin, Louis Foughin Jan 2003

Sacco & Vanzetti Case, Eric S. Yellin, Louis Foughin

History Faculty Publications

Nicola Sacco, a skilled shoeworker born in 1891, and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, a fish peddler born in 1888, were arrested on 5 May 1920, for a payroll holdup and murder in South Braintree, Massachusetts. A jury, sitting under Judge Webster Thayer, found the men guilty on 14 July 1921. Sacco and Vanzetti were executed on 23 August 1927 after several appeals and the recommendation of a special advisory commission serving the Massachusetts governor. The execution sparked worldwide protests against repression of Italian Americans, immigrants, labor militancy, and radical political beliefs.


Twice Condemned: Slaves And The Criminal Laws Of Virginia, 1705-1865 (Book Review), Edward L. Ayers May 1990

Twice Condemned: Slaves And The Criminal Laws Of Virginia, 1705-1865 (Book Review), Edward L. Ayers

History Faculty Publications

Review of the book, Twice Condemned: Slaves and the Criminal Laws of Virginia, 1705-1865, by Philip J. Schwarz. Baton Rouge: Louisiana University Press, 1988.