Freedom of Speech: Documents Decoded

Freedom of Speech: Documents Decoded

by David L. Hudson Jr.

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The freedom to speak one's mind is a subject of great importance to most Americans but especially to students, minorities, and those who are socially or economically disadvantaged—individuals whose voices have historically been censored or marginalized in American society. Documents Decoded: Freedom of Speech offers accessible, student-friendly explanations of specific developments in freedom of speech in the United States and carefully excerpted primary documents, making it an indispensable resource for educators seeking to teach the First Amendment and for students wanting to learn more about important free-speech decisions. The chronologically ordered documents explore topics typically covered in American history and government curricula, addressing such contemporary issues as the regulation of online speech, flag desecration, parody, public school student speech, and the Supreme Court's recent decisions on the issue of corporate speech rights.

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ISBN-13: 9781440842511
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/05/2017
Series: Documents Decoded
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 207
File size: 563 KB

About the Author

David L. Hudson, Jr., JD, is an author and educator who has written more than 40 books, including many on the First Amendment.

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