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The course of tolerance : freedom of the press in nineteenth-century America

Author: Donna Lee Dickerson
Publisher: New York : Greenwood Press, 1990.
Series: Contributions to the study of mass media and communications, no. 24.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dickerson, Donna Lee, 1948-
Course of tolerance.
New York : Greenwood Press, 1990
(OCoLC)551437055
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donna Lee Dickerson
ISBN: 0313275343 9780313275340
OCLC Number: 21675496
Description: xvii, 250 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: "A tendency to calumny": defining new boundaries for libel --
Testing the limits of tolerance: mobocracy and the War of 1812 --
Schools for democracy: civil libel and the party press --
"Their mad and wicked schemes": Abolitionists and the post office --
"The savage populace": violence against Abolitionists --
"Watchmen on the wall": Civil War and military censorship --
"The rule of reticence": war and reconstruction in the South --
The gathering clouds: labor unrest and the Spanish American War.
Series Title: Contributions to the study of mass media and communications, no. 24.
Responsibility: Donna Lee Dickerson.

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