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Free speech, "the people's darling privilege" : struggles for freedom of expression in American history

Author: Michael Kent Curtis
Publisher: Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2000.
Series: Constitutional conflicts.
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Considers key struggles for free speech in early U.S. history, most of which were settled outside the judicial arena by legislatures following public opinion.
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History
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Curtis, Michael Kent, 1942-
Free speech, "the people's darling privilege".
Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2000
(DLC) 00029394
(OCoLC)43641418
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Kent Curtis
ISBN: 0822381060 9780822381068
OCLC Number: 55500937
Notes: Includes index.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 520 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: English and Colonial background --
Debate over the Sedition Act of 1798 --
Sedition in the courts : enforcement and its aftermath --
Sedition : reflections and transitions --
Declaration, the Constitution, slavery, and abolition --
Shall abolitionists be silenced? --
Congress confronts the abolitionists : the Post Office and petitions --
Demand for northern legal action against abolitionists --
Legal theories of suppression and the defense of free speech --
Elijah Lovejoy : mobs, free speech, and the privileges of American citizens --
After Lovejoy : transformations --
Free speech battle over Helper's impending crisis --
Daniel Worth : the struggle for free speech in North Carolina on the eve of the Civil War --
Struggle for free speech in the Civil War : Lincoln and Vallandigham --
Free speech tradition confronts the war power --
New birth of freedom? the Fourteenth Amendment and the First Amendment --
Where are they now? a very quick review of suppression theories in the twentieth century.
Series Title: Constitutional conflicts.
Responsibility: Michael Kent Curtis.
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