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The Resource Hate speech : the history of an American controversy, Samuel Walker

Hate speech : the history of an American controversy, Samuel Walker

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Hate speech : the history of an American controversy
Title
Hate speech
Title remainder
the history of an American controversy
Statement of responsibility
Samuel Walker
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The First Amendment protects even the most offensive forms of expression: racial slurs, hateful religious propaganda, and cross-burning. No other county in the world offers the same kind of protection to offensive speech. How did this free speech tradition develop? Hate Speech provides a comprehensive account of the history of the hate speech controversy in the United States. Samuel Walker examines the issue, from the conflicts over the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s and American Nazi groups in the 1930s, to the famous Skokie episode in 1977-78, and the campus culture wars of the 1990s. The author argues that the civil rights movement played a central role in developing this country's free speech tradition. The courts were concerned about protecting the provocative and even offensive forms of expression by civil rights forces. Civil rights groups, therefore, preferred to protect rather than restrict offensive speech--even if it meant protecting racist speech
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walker, Samuel
Dewey number
  • 342.73/0853
  • 347.302853
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
KF9345
LC item number
.W35 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
000088428
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hate speech
  • Hate crimes
  • Freedom of speech
  • Freedom of speech
  • Hate crimes
  • Hate speech
  • United States
  • Volksverhetzung
  • Redefreiheit
  • USA
Label
Hate speech : the history of an American controversy, Samuel Walker
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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
Contents
Hate speech in American history -- Origins of the hate speech issue, 1920-1931 -- Free speech for Nazis? Hate speech as a national issue, 1933-1940 -- The hateful and the hated: The Jehovah's Witnesses and the emergence of a national policy -- The curious rise and fall of group libel in America, 1942-1952 -- Free speech triumphant: From Beauharnais to Skokie, 1952-1978 -- The campus speech codes: Hate speech in the 1980s and 1990s -- Hate speech and the American community
Control code
ocm28419843
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
217 pages
Isbn
9780803297517
Lccn
93005389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o28419843
  • (OCoLC)28419843
Label
Hate speech : the history of an American controversy, Samuel Walker
Link
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
Contents
Hate speech in American history -- Origins of the hate speech issue, 1920-1931 -- Free speech for Nazis? Hate speech as a national issue, 1933-1940 -- The hateful and the hated: The Jehovah's Witnesses and the emergence of a national policy -- The curious rise and fall of group libel in America, 1942-1952 -- Free speech triumphant: From Beauharnais to Skokie, 1952-1978 -- The campus speech codes: Hate speech in the 1980s and 1990s -- Hate speech and the American community
Control code
ocm28419843
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
217 pages
Isbn
9780803297517
Lccn
93005389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o28419843
  • (OCoLC)28419843

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