Press And Speech Freedoms In America, 1619-1995

Press And Speech Freedoms In America, 1619-1995

by Louis Ingelhart
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313301743

ISBN-13: 9780313301742

Pub. Date: 09/05/2000

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Tracing the battles between the repressors and proponents of free speech, this chronology overviews press and speech freedoms in the United States from 1619 through 1995. Beginning with the American Colonies, the volume covers the religious refugees and political dissidents who settled the Colonies and the press that heated up the struggle to rid America of the

Overview

Tracing the battles between the repressors and proponents of free speech, this chronology overviews press and speech freedoms in the United States from 1619 through 1995. Beginning with the American Colonies, the volume covers the religious refugees and political dissidents who settled the Colonies and the press that heated up the struggle to rid America of the Crown. Although freedom of speech and the press became constitutional rights 15 years after the Declaration of Independence, these rights fared poorly until after World War II. This book traces the struggles, the press, and the contending views from 1760 to 1960 and the 35 years of commitment to freedom from 1960 to 1995.

Arranged by year, the entries in the chronology include the views and comments of persons in favor of or opposed to freedom of speech, events that affected press freedoms, and technological changes that have had an impact.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313301742
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Freedom of Expression in the Twentieth Century

The Colonial Beginnings: 1619 Through 1699

Agitation for Press Freedom: 1700 Through 1759

The Patriots and Their Revolution: 1760 Through 1786

The First Amendment Tangles with Sedition: 1787 Through 1799

Re-Emergence of Free Expression: 1800 Through 1824

The Bitter Causes and Bitter War: 1825 Through 1867

The Fourteenth Amendment: 1868 Through 1899

World War I and Censorship: 1900 Through 1924

Achieving New Concepts of Free Expression: 1925 Through 1949

Freedom of Expression at Mid-Century: 1950 Through 1959

The Decade of the 1960s: 1960 Through 1969

The Decade of the 1970s: 1970 Through 1979

The Decade of the 1980s: 1980 Through 1989

The Beginnings of the 1990s: 1990 Through 1994

The Turbulent Year of 1995

Supreme Court Selected Cases: 1812 Through 1995

The Promise of the Twenty-first Century

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Index of Supreme Court Selected Cases

Index of Subjects

Index of Persons

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