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Carlton Larson on Treason in the Early American Republic

Season 1, Ep. 395

In this episode, Carlton F.W. Larson, Professor of Law at the UC Davis School of Law, discusses his new book, "The Trials of Allegiance

Treason, Juries, and the American Revolution," which is published by Oxford University Press. Larson begins by situating his study of the law of treason in the Early American Republic in the context of his other scholarship. He explains why the law of treason was unsettled during the American Revolution, and how courts and juries developed and applied the law. And he reflects on how conceptualizing treason informed conceptualizing American-ness. Larson is on Twitter at @carltonfwlarson.

This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.

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