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The Free Press Crisis of 1800: Thomas Cooper's Trial for Seditious Libel (Landmark Law Cases and American Society)

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The far-reaching Sedition Act of 1798 was introduced by Federalists to suppress Republican support of French revolutionaries and imposed fines and imprisonment "if any person shall write, print, utter or publish . . . scandalous and malicious writing or writings against the government of the United States." Such a broadly and loosely defined offense challenged the freedom ...more
Paperback, 149 pages
Published February 22nd 2011 by University Press of Kansas (first published February 1st 2011)
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