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The Resource Discourses of freedom of speech : from the enactment of the Bill of Rights to the Sedition Act of 1918, Juhani Rudanko

Discourses of freedom of speech : from the enactment of the Bill of Rights to the Sedition Act of 1918, Juhani Rudanko

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Discourses of freedom of speech : from the enactment of the Bill of Rights to the Sedition Act of 1918
Title
Discourses of freedom of speech
Title remainder
from the enactment of the Bill of Rights to the Sedition Act of 1918
Statement of responsibility
Juhani Rudanko
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is for those interested in freedom of speech. Today the American Bill of Rights, with its famous First Amendment, is generally taken for granted, but when James Madison proposed a Bill of Rights in 1789, the reaction among his colleagues in the first Congress was hostile. The book examines how Madison was able to prevail in spite of such opposition. It also focuses on discourses connected to the Sedition Act of 1798, which represented a serious threat to freedom of speech and the first Amendment. The author sheds fresh light on key Congressional debates on the Bill of Rights and the Sedition Act by developing and applying an approach to fallacy theory that is suitable to the study of political discourse. He further focuses on criticism of the Madison administration in Federalist newspapers during the War of 1812, arguing that Madison's toleration of such criticism was important in shaping a tradition of free expression in the United States. Efforts to suppress free expression during the Wilson administration represented a serious challenge to this tradition, and the author goes on to employ fallacy theory in examining Congressional discourses for and against Wilson's policy of repression"--
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Rudanko, Martti Juhani
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Freedom of speech
  • Sedition
  • United States.
Label
Discourses of freedom of speech : from the enactment of the Bill of Rights to the Sedition Act of 1918, Juhani Rudanko
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 201 pages
Isbn
9781137030597
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012034953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)800030543
Label
Discourses of freedom of speech : from the enactment of the Bill of Rights to the Sedition Act of 1918, Juhani Rudanko
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 201 pages
Isbn
9781137030597
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012034953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)800030543

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