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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Sheila Suess Kennedy
|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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