Freedom Of Expression

Freedom Of Expression

by James J. Magee
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313313849

ISBN-13: 9780313313844

Pub. Date: 11/01/2002

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Freedom of expression is enshrined in the Constitution as a sacred right of the American people. The appeal is clear: Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech or of the press. Yet the ink had barely dried on the Constitution before the first landmark freedom of expression issue exploded onto the scene. This student resource traces 11

Overview

Freedom of expression is enshrined in the Constitution as a sacred right of the American people. The appeal is clear: Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech or of the press. Yet the ink had barely dried on the Constitution before the first landmark freedom of expression issue exploded onto the scene. This student resource traces 11 such issues that have polarized the nation. These events show the variety, complexity, and intensity that freedom of speech and expression issues engender.

Magee illustrates how the United States has worked through these contentious periods with American citizens' freedoms remaining intact, if not enhanced. An annotated bibliography follows each issue to provide avenues for further research, and a timeline and general bibliography provide additional reference support.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313313844
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/2002
Series:
Major Issues in American History
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
340
Sales rank:
442,725
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword by Randall M. Miller

Preface

Chronology of Events

Historical Narrative

The Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798

The Abolitionist Movement

The Civil War

The Comstock Law

World War I and Its Aftermath

The Cold War and the "Red Menace"

The Civil Rights Movement

The Vietnam War

The Nazi March on Skokie

Political Correctness and Free Speech on Campus

The Internet

Bibliography

Index

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