"In this highly charged political time, it is perhaps more relevant than ever that we remember America's complicated political past. Terri Diane Halperin's rather slim volume, The Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798: Testing the Constitution, does just that. As students come to terms with today's changing political climate, a work such as Halperin's helps remind readers that the United States has faced complicated political situations in the past and has survived." - Monica C. Witkowski, Journal of Southern History
Terri Halperin studies the political history of the Early American Republic with particular interest in the formation of governmental institutions. She received her undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University and earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia. She was for many years an adjunct professor in history at the University of Richmond and is on the faculty of the James Madison Memorial Foundation Summer Institute. She is currently an affiliated research scholar with the University of Richmond.