Press And Speech Freedoms In The World, From Antiquity Until 1998 / Edition 1

Press And Speech Freedoms In The World, From Antiquity Until 1998 / Edition 1

by Louis Ingelhart
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313308519

ISBN-13: 9780313308512

Pub. Date: 09/17/1998

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Although Americans tend to take the concept and protection of free expression for granted, free press and free speech are at best only tentatively established in some nations of the world. Covering prehistoric times to mid-1998, this book provides a year-by-year report of the efforts to free the press throughout the world. Since the American concept of free speech

Overview

Although Americans tend to take the concept and protection of free expression for granted, free press and free speech are at best only tentatively established in some nations of the world. Covering prehistoric times to mid-1998, this book provides a year-by-year report of the efforts to free the press throughout the world. Since the American concept of free speech came from England, the early chapters place a heavy emphasis on events in England, while later chapters include other nations throughout the world. Ingelhart provides a thorough overview of free press and free speech principles and the continuing effort to extend those freedoms almost everywhere.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313308512
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/17/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)
Lexile:
1610L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface

From Antiquity to Printing

England Struggles into the Communications Age

Irreverence and Newspapers

Schismatism in England

Freedom of Expression Beckons in England

Libel in England

Repression and Tyrants

Parliament and the King's Ministers

Suppression, Vice, Stamp Taxes, Blasphemy

The Nineteenth-Century Confusions

Wartime Censorship

New Tyrannies

Freedom of Expression Struggles On

A Century Ends—A Century Begins

But Tyranny Rules

The Future of the World's Freedom of Expression

Selected Bibliography

Index of Persons

Index of Subjects

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