ISBN-13: 9781584770855; ISBN-10: 1584770856. ISBN-13: 9781584770855; ISBN-10: 1584770856. Chafee, Zechariah. Free Speech in the United States. xviii, 634 pp. Reprinted 2001 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584770855; ISBN-10: 1584770856. Hardcover. New. Reprint of the second edition. Originally published: Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1967. xviii, 634 pp. A rewritten and expanded version of his seminal Freedom of Speech (1920) which established modern First Amendment theory, this work became a foremost text of U.S. libertarian thought. It considers the social necessity of free speech in the United States from the 1920's through 1941. Discusses freedom of speech in the Constitution, relevant cases in the Supreme Court under Hughes, war-time prosecutions, legislation against sedition, and more. This leading treatise on civil liberties influenced the jurisprudence of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. and Louis Brandeis. "One of the most valuable treatises in the field." Seckler-Hudson, Bibliography on Public Administration, Annotated 45. Zechariah Chafee [1885-1947] was Langdell Professor of Law in Harvard University and a prominent first amendment scholar.
Good/Good; Nice, tight copy but with underlining/marginalia in pen, albeit useful information by an obviously knowledgeable hand; general shelf wear to dj with age toning to spine and some chipping to top/bottom edges. Navy blue cloth/boards; gilt lettering. xviii, 634 pp. with no illustrations. Contents include: Freedom of speech in the Constitution--War-time prosecutions--Abrams case--Post-war sedition laws--Deportations--Purifying the legislature--Last war cases--Rand school case--Victory out of defeat--Criminal syndicalism--Supreme Court under Hughes--More legislation against sedition--History of the law of sedition--Methods of controlling discussion in peace time--and Free speech today. Zechariah Chafee, Jr., was an American professor of law, judicial philosopher, and civil rights advocate. Defending freedom of speech, he was described by Senator Joseph McCarthy as "dangerous" to America. Originally published in 1941.
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