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Professor Carlton Larson Presents "The Trials of Allegiance: Treason, Juries, and the American Revolution"

Wednesday, Feb. 19

King Hall, Room 1001
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM


Join Professor Larson for a discussion of his new book, “The Trials of Allegiance: Treason, Juries, and the American Revolution” (Oxford University Press, 2019).  Although treason has recently been the subject of repeated public discussion, little is known about how the American law of treason was forged during the crucible of the American Revolution. 

Professor Larson’s book explains the role of committees of safety, the composition of juries, the significance of the death penalty, and the development of an American national identity, among other topics.  Based on archival research conducted in Pennsylvania over several decades, Professor Larson’s book reframes how we think about treason in American history—up to and including the present.  Presentation by Professor Larson to be followed by questions and answers from the audience.

** Lunch will be provided
** MCLE credits will be available

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