Freedom of Speech in the United States

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9780070633919: Freedom of Speech in the United States

The new edition of this text continues to offer an accessible historical survey and analysis of free-speech issues and cases in the US, also providing a history of free speech in England. In the new edition, the expansion of topics such as "free press-fair trial" makes the book suitable for journalism and media law courses. Thoroughly updated, the second edition includes recent, relevant US rulings and coverage of important timely topics, such as freedom of artistic expression, and all major constraints in speech content. There are new chapters on institutional constraints, including expanded treatment of freedom of expression in schools in the US (ch. 11), and there is greater discussion of contemporary First Amendment theories. The book provides study aids with chapter outlines, end-of-chapter summaries, exercises and readings. The pedagogy also includes a full glossary, a table of cases, and a topical index. Also available is an instructor's manual (0-07-065505-7).

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Upon publication of the first edition of Freedom of Speech in the United States in 1985 ,the Speech Communication Association (now the National Communication Association) presented the author with the H. A. Wichelns Memorial Award for "outstanding scholarship in communication and law."

Following the publication of the fourth edition, the Text and Academic Authors association presented Freedom of Speech in the United States with a 2002 William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award, as a textbook "whose excellence has been demonstrated over time."

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"Freedom of Speech in the United States is the best book I have seen for this particular course. Its major strength is that it provides a good overview for the various freedom of expression issues without becoming a casebook . . . . I particularly like the way it blends excerpts from cases with the authors’ commentaries." Larry L. Burriss, Middle Tennessee State University

"I use Tedford as a comprehensive resource of free speech decisions and the history of common law. It is an excellent text, and has served my purposes well." Bernardo Attias, California State University, Northridge

"I find the Tedford & Herbeck text to be of immense value in the classroom. It is written in a style that is both easy for students to read while at the same time challenging for students who aren’t accustomed to thinking about difficult issues related to balancing rights." John S. Gossett, University of North Texas

"This is an excellent resource and lays out the key developments very well." Richard Ice, St. John’s University

"It is the best combination of history and law on the market." Charles Howard, Tarleton State University

"It's better than other books on First Amendment philosophy, political heresy, and time, place, and manner." Judith Buddenbaum, Colorado State University

"It covers key topics and provides concise overviews of landmark cases." Michael T. Ingram, Whitworth College

"It’s an excellent overview, well written and appropriate for the level of students I’m teaching." Howard Kleimen, Miami University

"Excellent coverage." Paul Newman, Indiana University

"Good contextual foundation of First Amendment. . . . The book is very thorough in its treatment of issues, cases, and developments."

Todd F. McDorman, Wabash College

"Other general texts on free speech are not nearly as complete." Richard Johannesen, Northern Illinois University

"Best on the market." Artie Thrash, University of Texas–Tyler

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"VERY useful for myself and for students in pointing to extra resources." Paul Newman, Indiana University

On the Annual Updates

"The updates are very useful." Howard Kleimen, Miami University

"They are an excellent way to stay current on where the court is on various issues." Grant C. Cos, Rochester Institute of Technology

"indicate relevance of First Amendment decisions." Shannon McCraw, Southeastern Oklahoma State University

"I couldn’t teach ‘contemporary’ issues without updates." Virginia H. Higgins, Emporia State University

"[The Updates] are vital to realizing the ‘status quo.’" Michelle Stanton, California State University, Northridge

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