Freedom of Speech in the United States

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9780809312207: Freedom of Speech in the United States

This historical development of free­dom of speech from Athens, through Rome, to England and the United States presents comprehensive, up-to-date treatment secure upon a historical First Amendment base that also covers defa­mation and privacy, obscenity, com­mercial speech, prior restraint, free press/fair trial, copyright and broadcast­ing as well as questions of media access.

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"Freedom of Speech in the United States continues to be the clearest, most comprehensive free speech text on the market."
Molly Mayhead, Western Oregon University

"Freedom of Speech is an exceptional book for this course. It meets my requirements and makes the important concepts of freedom of speech accessible to the students."
Kassian Kovalcheck, Vanderbilt University

"The book is clear and concise, and offers excellent summaries of key legal texts."
Cate Palczewski, University of Northern Iowa

"It's fabulous."
Rita Kirk, Southern Methodist University

"It contains a historical perspective, just enough legal philosophy, and excellent coverage of pertinent topics." Michael McGregor, Indiana University

"What I found particularly helpful was the emphasis on case law. The historical background was solid as well."
Carl Hyden, Morgan State University

"Clearly written. Excellent case summaries. Up-to-date."
Howard Kleiman, Miami University

"This book presents a great deal of information in an easily understood format. It reads like a very good history text."
Sam Terilli, University of Miami

"I love this book. It is such a good resource on First Amendment issues."
Lillian L. Beeson, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg

"I find this book very useful and helpful."
Charlyne Berens, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

"This is an excellent resource, well written for an undergraduate class."
Richard Ice, St. John's University

"I've been very pleased with this text."
Deborah A. Wieczorkowski Wanamaker, University of Pittsburgh

"I enjoy using the text."
Terence Morrow, Gustavus Adolphus College

Clarity, comprehensiveness, and accessibility

"One of the things I love about this text is that it focuses on the legal principles of the topic with specific cases showing the court's progression of thought over time. As a result, students enjoy thinking about the topic. That makes this book an ideal learning tool."
Rita Kirk, Southern Methodist University

"It provides broad coverage of issues and contains valuable historical context."
James Van Dyke, Marian College

"Gives good summaries and cases in which 1st Amendment rights are denied during war."
Peter Kirstein, St. Xavier University

"Quite comprehensive and thorough."
Michael Dupagne, University of Miami

"Thorough, well organized."
Les Hyder, Eastern Illinois University

"It is comprehensive, historical, and detailed."
Lee McGaan, Monmouth College

"I enjoy the breadth and depth of the textbook. Some of my students even went to sections of the textbook not taught for use in other classes or projects."
Amy Pason, University of Minnesota

"Concise chronology--with pullouts and appropriate quotations from opinions."
Shannon McCraw, Southeastern Oklahoma State University

"It is the most comprehensive and best-written text available."
Roger Conaway, University of Texas, Tyler

Landmark Cases

"The profiles of the landmark cases are great for preview and review purposes in addition to supporting the chapters."
Lillian L. Beeson, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg

"The landmark case boxes, glossary and exercises are also extremely helpful for students."
Sandra Borden, Western Michigan University

The `boxes' that covered the landmark cases were very helpful."
Carl Hyden, Morgan State University

"I particularly appreciate the `Landmark Cases.' The authors do a marvelous job of breaking the cases down, and they provide a clear description of the relevant precedent or test each case establishes."
Molly Mayhead, Western Oregon University

Pedagogy and Instructional Resources

"Good case summaries and chapter summaries."
Paul Fischer, Middle Tennessee State University

"I liked the resources (print & video) included in the book as well as sample assignments."
Amy Pason, University of Minnesota

"I refer to the Updates in class discussion and give students cases to `watch.'"--This helps students become more interested in the issues."
Richard Ice, St. John's University

"The Updates are essential."
Yvonne Thrash, University of Texas-Tyler

"The web site is very helpful. I refer students to the web site to examine the complete cases for their papers and to find additional resources."
Richard Ice, St. John's University

From the Inside Flap:


Comments on the book

"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

On the Web Site:

"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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Tedford, Thomas L.
Published by Southern Illinois University P (1985)
ISBN 10: 0809312204 ISBN 13: 9780809312207
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Book Description Southern Illinois University P, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110809312204

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