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The Resource Liberty's first crisis : Adams, Jefferson, and the misfits who saved free speech, Charles Slack

Liberty's first crisis : Adams, Jefferson, and the misfits who saved free speech, Charles Slack

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Liberty's first crisis : Adams, Jefferson, and the misfits who saved free speech
Title
Liberty's first crisis
Title remainder
Adams, Jefferson, and the misfits who saved free speech
Statement of responsibility
Charles Slack
Title variation
Libertys first crisis
Title variation remainder
Adams, Jefferson, and the misfits who saved free speech
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"When the United States government passed the Bill of Rights in 1791, its uncompromising protection of speech and of the press were unlike anything the world had ever seen before. But by 1798, the once-dazzling young republic of the United States was on the verge of collapse: Partisanship gripped the weak federal government, British seizures threatened American goods and men on the high seas, and war with France seemed imminent as its own democratic revolution deteriorated into terror. Suddenly, the First Amendment, which protected harsh commentary of the weak government, no longer seemed as practical. So that July, President John Adams and the Federalists in control of Congress passed an extreme piece of legislation that made criticism of the government and its leaders a crime punishable by heavy fines and jail time. In Liberty's First Crisis, writer Charles Slack tells the story of the 1798 Sedition Act, the crucial moment when high ideals met real-world politics and the country's future hung in the balance" --
Summary
Recounting pivotal events in the early life of the republic, as the Founding Fathers struggled to preserve the freedoms they fought to create, the author tells the story of the 1798 Sedition Act, which made criticism of the government and its leaders a crime punishable by heavy fines and jail time
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provided by publisher
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10395592
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FMG
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Slack, Charles
Dewey number
973.4/4
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • United States
  • Alien and Sedition laws, 1798
  • Freedom of speech
  • Freedom of the press
  • Kentucky and Virginia resolutions of 1798
Target audience
adult
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Adams, Jefferson, and the misfits who saved free speech
Label
Liberty's first crisis : Adams, Jefferson, and the misfits who saved free speech, Charles Slack
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-324) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The road to sedition -- The jaws of power -- The fever breaks -- The parchment barrier
Control code
ocn903583256
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9780802123428
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)903583256
Label
Liberty's first crisis : Adams, Jefferson, and the misfits who saved free speech, Charles Slack
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-324) 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
The road to sedition -- The jaws of power -- The fever breaks -- The parchment barrier
Control code
ocn903583256
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9780802123428
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)903583256

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