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Freedom of the Press :; from Zenger to the Warren Court

Levy, Leonard W. (editor); Nelson, Harold L. (editor)

Published by Bobbs-Merrill Co, Indianapolis, 1966
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Two dark blue-cloth octavo volumes; 409 p, 420 p; 21 cm. Law; Politics; Freedom of the press; Government -- United States. || Contains Freedom of the press from Zenger to Jefferson : early American libertarian theories & Freedom of the press: from Hamilton to the Warren Court. || Volume one contents: Part One. The Formative Period: "Cato" and Zenger. Ben Franklin's credo for colonial printers -- Zenger's journal presents "Cato" -- Zenger's journal theorizes on freedom of the press -- Andrew Bradford distinguishes liberty from licentiousness -- Andrew Hamilton defends Zenger -- James Alexander draws a lesson from history -- William Livingston presents a libertarian view -- Part Two. The Revolutionary Period: Patriots and Blackstonians. William Bollan writes a book -- A patriot newspaper describes the duties of a free press -- Jurists explain the common law -- The McDougall case as a libertarian cause -- Part Three. The Constitutional Period: Neo-Blackstonians. -- Part Four. The New Libertarianism. -- Part Five. The Special Case of Thomas Jefferson. The Jefferson of the Jefferson Image -- Suppression and state's rights -- Jefferson in retirement -- Part Six. Epilogue. Zenger Redivivus. || Volume two contents: General principles -- Criminal libel -- Contempt of court -- Pattern of restraint -- Freedom in leash -- Sex and obscenity -- Radicals, labor and sedition -- Economic factor -- Problem of secrecy in government -- Freedom and responsibility.|| Compendium of classic American documents and statements on intellectual freedom. Slipcase gently worn, bottom corners of volume one mildly bumped, else fine in very good slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 80640

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Title: Freedom of the Press :; from Zenger to the ...

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill Co, Indianapolis

Publication Date: 1966

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: First printing (stated).

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