My research into how Oregon aggressively embraced the federal Espionage and Sedition Acts documents the individuals who were charged, their alleged offenses, and the outcome of their prosecutions. Who were the two physicians arrested for sedition and why? How many women were arrested and who was the one woman convicted? You might expect political radicals to be under suspicion but the postmaster of the small town of Ten-Mile in Oregon? Was the University of Oregon in Eugene a hotbed of dissension and resistance?
On Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 7pm – 8:30 pm I will present my research at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland. It’s free and open to the public. The program includes Michael Kazin, a professor of history at Georgetown University and award-winning author, will discuss his new book War Against War: The American Fight for Peace 1914-1918.
More information at the OHS website
I hope you can join us. Also check here for summaries of the OHS presentations.
Marie Equi: Radical Politics and Outlaw Passions, Michael Helquist, Oregon State University Press.