Historical Dictionary of Censorship in the United States

Hardcover | November 1, 1985

byLeon Hurwitz

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"Hurwitz surveys the types of expression that have been subject to censorship, repression, and punishment in the US. . . . This valuable reference work is highly recommended for all libraries." Choice

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"Hurwitz surveys the types of expression that have been subject to censorship, repression, and punishment in the US. . . . This valuable reference work is highly recommended for all libraries." Choice

Format:HardcoverDimensions:647 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:November 1, 1985Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313238782

ISBN - 13:9780313238789

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?This dictionary of legal cases, laws, censorship targets, and related topics explains the issues behind significant censorship cases and the precedents set by their judgments. In addition, the dictionary discusses legal concepts and organizations relating to censorship, both those promoting and those opposing it. The articles objectively explain the background and issues of court cases ... Numerous cross-references within articles allow readers to trace the development of a principle through relevant cases. A lengthy introductory essay by the compiler ... examines the development of various types of censorship and judicial interpretations of First Amendment guarantees. A chronology from the ratification of the First Amendment in 1789 through 1984 summarizes the courts' attempts to suppress free expression. The book concludes with a Table of Cases, a Selected Bibliography, and an Index. This title will be most useful in providing background information on particular cases. As the bicentennial of the Constitution approaches, it will become even more useful in public and academic libraries.?-Reference Books Bulletin