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Free Expression in America: A Documentary History (Primary Documents in American History & Contemporary Issues)

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Publisher Comments:

Freedom of speech is a foundational principle of the American Constitutional system. This collection of over 100 primary documents from a variety of sources will help students understand exactly what is meant by "free speech," and how it has evolved since the founding of our country. Court cases, opinion pieces, and many other documents bring to life the tension between America's constitutional commitment to robust and unrestrained discourse and recurring efforts to suppress expression deemed dangerous, degrading or obscene. Explanatory introductions to each document aid users in understanding the various arguments put forth in debates over exactly how to define the Constitution to encourage readers to consider all sides when drawing their own conclusions.

Synopsis:

Over 100 primary documents illuminate the concept of free expression and how it has evolved since the founding of our country.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [331]-332) and index.

About the Author

SHEILA SUESS KENNEDY is Assistant Professor of Law and Public Policy at Indiana University.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword

Introduction

Foundations of Liberty

The Concept of Free Speech and the Role of the Government

1900-1950: A Half-Century of Paternalism

The 1950s: McCarthyism, Racism, and Censorship

1960-1998: Smut, Cyberspace and Political Correctness

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313302411
Editor:
Kennedy, Sheila Seuss
Publisher:
Greenwood
Editor:
Kennedy, Sheila Suess
Editor:
Kennedy, Sheila Seuss
Author:
Kennedy, Sheila
Author:
Kennedy, Sheila Suess
Location:
Westport, Conn. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Constitutional
Subject:
Freedom of speech
Subject:
Freedom of the press
Subject:
Constitutional - First Amendment
Subject:
Freedom of speech -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Freedom of the press -- United States.
Subject:
Law | Constitutional Law
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Primary Documents in American History and Contemporary Issues
Series Volume:
99-35
Publication Date:
19991131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
9.51x6.40x1.16 in. 1.57 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Law » Civil Liberties and Human Rights
History and Social Science » Law » Constitutional Law

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