Press and Speech Freedoms in the World, from Antiquity Until 1998: A Chronology

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Louis Edward Ingelhart
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1998 - 307 pages

Although Americans tend to take the concept and protection of free expression for granted, free press and free speech are at best only tentatively established in some nations of the world. Covering prehistoric times to mid-1998, this book provides a year-by-year report of the efforts to free the press throughout the world. Since the American concept of free speech came from England, the early chapters place a heavy emphasis on events in England, while later chapters include other nations throughout the world. Ingelhart provides a thorough overview of free press and free speech principles and the continuing effort to extend those freedoms almost everywhere.

 

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Contents

From Antiquity to Printing 30000 BC to 1499
1
England Struggles into the Communication Age 9 AD Through 1599
14
Irreverence and Newspapers 1500 Through 1699
31
Schismatism in England 1600 Through 1643
42
Freedom of Expression Beckons in England 1644 Through 1699
57
Libel in England 1700 Through 1759
81
Repression and Tyrants 1700 Through 1799
101
Parliament and the Kings Ministers 1760 Through 1799
109
New Tyrannies 1925 Through 1959
182
Freedom of Expression Struggles On 1960 Through 1979
193
A Century Ends A Century Begins 1980 Through 1994
201
But Tyranny Rules 1995 to 1998
209
The Future of the Worlds Freedom of Expression
228
Notes
239
Selected Bibliography
275
Index of Persons
278

Suppression Vice Stamp Taxes Blasphemy 1800 Through 1899
125
The NineteenthCentury Confusions 1800 Through 1899
155
Wartime Censorship 1900 Through 1924
168

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About the author (1998)

LOUIS EDWARD INGELHART is Professor Emeritus of Journalism at Ball State University and has been a champion of press freedom for at least fifty years. His most recent book is Press and Speech Freedoms in America, 1619-1995: A Chronology (Greenwood, 1997).

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