Word Crimes: Blasphemy, Culture, and Literature in Nineteenth-Century England

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In 1883 newspaper editor G.W. Foote stood trial three times for blasphemy. Here Joss Marsh reconstructs the forgotten cases of more than 200 working-class "blasphemers" in Victorian England, whose stubborn refusal to silence their "hooligan" voices, along with Foote, helped secure our rights to speak and write freely today. 22 photos.

Word Crimes: Blasphemy, Culture, and Literature in Nineteenth-Century England 1998, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226506913

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Word Crimes: Blasphemy, Culture, and Literature in Nineteenth-Century England 1998, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226506906

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