Defining Documents in American History: Espionage & Intrigue, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1642656763
  • ISBN-13: 9781642656763
  • DDC: 973
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released October 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Espionage and intrigue have always played a role in the history of the United States, from the American Revolution and Benedict Arnold to the cyber-spying activities of today. The first volume of this set focuses on national security and defense and leaks of sensitive governmental and political information. The second volume is dedicated to corporate whistleblowing, industrial espionage, and trade secrets. A variety of motives stand behind the actions of those featured in this set, from greed and power to a strong sense of patriotism and national pride.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Publisher’s Note.
Editor’s Introduction.
1: Early Espionage and Intrigue.
2: Exchange of Letters between George Washington and Robert Hunter Morris.
3: Letter from Paul Revere Describing Secret Intelligence Gathering and the “Midnight Ride”.
4: General Benedict Arnold to Major John André.
5: Alien and Sedition Acts.
6: Ciphered Letter of Aaron Burr to General James Wilkinson.
7: President Franklin Pierce’s Proclamation 64.
8: From The Spy of the Rebellion.
9: World Wars: Secrets and Intercepts.
10: The Zimmerman Telegram.
11: Espionage Act of 1917.
12: The Sedition Act of 1918.
13: Intercepted Japanese Messages Concerning Pearl Harbor.
14: Letter Recommending Navajo Enlistment.
15: Report on the Failures of the U.S. State Department to Assist European Jews.
16: Spy Networks, Science and Loyalty Screening.
17: “The Case Against the Reds”.
18: Executive Order 9835.
19: Testimony of J. Edgar Hoover before the House Un-American Activities Committee.
20: Ronald Reagan’s Testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee.
21: Testimony Regarding Communist Investigations.
22: Testimony of Whittaker Chambers.
23: Atomic Explosion in the U.S.S.R..
24: Klaus Fuchs Statement of Guilt.
25: Rosenberg Case Excerpts.
26: Dennis v. United States.
27: In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer.
28: Censure of Senator Joseph McCarthy.
29: Launching of the Sputnik Satellite.