Repressive Jurisprudence in the Early American Republic: The First Amendment and the Legacy of English Law (Paperback)
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Repressive Jurisprudence in the Early American Republic: The First Amendment and the Legacy of English Law (Paperback)

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Paperback 426 Pages / Published: 11/07/2013
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This volume seeks to explain how American society, which had been capable of noble aspirations such as those in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, was capable of adopting one of the most widely deplored statutes of our history, the Sedition Act of 1798. It examines how the political ideals of the American Revolution were undermined by the adoption of repressive doctrines of the English monarchial system - the criminalization of criticism against the king, the Parliament, the judiciary, and Christianity. Freedom of speech was dramatically confined, and this law remained unchallenged until well into the twentieth century. This book will be of keen interest to all concerned with the early Republic, freedom of speech, and evolution of American constitutional jurisprudence. Because it addresses the much-criticized Sedition Act of 1798, one of the most dramatic illustrations of this repressive jurisprudence, the book will also be of interest to Americans concerned about preserving free speech in wartime.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107613034
Number of pages: 426
Weight: 570 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm

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