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The English press in politics, 1760-1774

Author: Robert Right Rea
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1963.
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During the reign of George III, the antagonism between the press and government was running high. This work discusses writings of John Wilkes and the pseudonymous "Junius", as well as many others of the time who sought to obtain and defend freedom of the press.
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Rea, Robert Right, 1922-
English press in politics, 1760-1774.
Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press [1963]
(OCoLC)573767874
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Right Rea
OCLC Number: 945716
Description: ix, 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The mirror of politics --
I. Political reconstruction and the organization of the press, 1760-1762 --
II. The war of the weeklies --
III. The general warrant in politics --
IV. The general warrant in the courts of law: The cases arising from North Briton No. 45 --
V. Press, parliament, and privilege, 1763-1764 --
IV. The late minority and the pamphleteers --
VIII. The case for the press in pamphlets and parliament --
VIII. The press in action, 1765-1768 --
IX. The causes of the present discontents --
X. Junius and his printers --
XI. Press and Parliament: The opposition, 1770-1771 --
XII. Press and Parliament: The city, 1771 --
XIII. Calm after storm, 1771-1774.
Responsibility: by Robert R. Rea.

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During the reign of George III, the antagonism between the press and government was running high. This work discusses writings of John Wilkes and the pseudonymous "Junius", as well as many others of the time who sought to obtain and defend freedom of the press.

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