The Course of Tolerance: Freedom of the Press in Nineteenth-Century America

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This work examines the operation of the First Amendment, especially where it concerns freedom of the press, during the nineteenth century. It examines contemporary nineteenth century views on press freedom, placing them in the context of the issues that prompted and shaped them. Primary sources--pamphlets, speeches, sermons, letters, diaries, newspapers, and official documents--were used to highlight free press issues. It confirms that First Amendment rights were controversial issues for many nineteenth century Americans. ...

The Course of Tolerance: Freedom of the Press in Nineteenth-Century America 1990, Greenwood, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780313275340

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