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Free expression in America : a documentary history

Author: Sheila Suess Kennedy
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999.
Series: Primary documents in American history and contemporary issues.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of primary sources on freedom of expression.
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Genre/Form: History
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sheila Suess Kennedy
ISBN: 0313302413 9780313302411
OCLC Number: 40901197
Description: xviii, 339 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Foundations of liberty --
The concept of free speech and the role of government during the founding and early history of the United States --
1900-1950: a half-century of paternalism --
The 1950s: McCarthyism, racism, and censorship --
1960-1998: smut, cyberspace, and political correctness --
The free press: a necessary irritant --
The right to assemble and petition: haranguing, picketing, and public order.
Series Title: Primary documents in American history and contemporary issues.
Responsibility: edited by Sheila Suess Kennedy.

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The documents in this book examine the concept of free expression and how it has evolved since the founding the USA. It looks at what is meant by "free speech" and how it has evolved since the  Read more...

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