• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
Free Expression and Democracy in America: A History (Hardback)
  • Free Expression and Democracy in America: A History (Hardback)
zoom

Free Expression and Democracy in America: A History (Hardback)

(author)
£42.00
Hardback Published: 17/10/2008
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
From the 1798 Sedition Act to the war on terror, numerous presidents, members of Congress, Supreme Court justices, and local officials have endorsed the silencing of free expression. If the connection between democracy and the freedom of speech is such a vital one, why would so many governmental leaders seek to quiet their citizens? "Free Expression and Democracy in America" traces two rival traditions in American culture - suppression of speech and dissent as a form of speech - to provide an unparalleled overview of the law, history, and politics of individual rights in the United States.Charting the course of free expression alongside the nation's political evolution, from the birth of the Constitution to the quagmire of the Vietnam War, Stephen M. Feldman argues that our level of freedom is determined not only by the Supreme Court, but also by cultural, social, and economic forces. Along the way, he pinpoints the struggles of excluded groups - women, African Americans, and laborers - to participate in democratic government as pivotal to the development of free expression. In an age when our freedom of speech is once again at risk, this momentous book will be essential reading for legal historians, political scientists, and history buffs alike.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226240664
Weight: 958 g
Dimensions: 237 x 165 x 43 mm

You may also be interested in...

Rather His Own Man 2018
Added to basket
Punch and Judy Politics
Added to basket
Company Law in Context
Added to basket
Letters to a Law Student
Added to basket
The Rule of Law
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Greatest
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
East West Street
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
In Your Defence
Added to basket
£16.99   £10.99
Hardback
Just Mercy
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
I Let Him Go
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Life in the UK Test: Study Guide 2018
Added to basket
How to Change Your Mind
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Cops and Robbers
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
The Daily Telegraph Tax Guide 2018
Added to basket
Life in the UK Test: Handbook 2018
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.