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Title:
Censorship in America : a reference handbook
Author:
Hull, Mary.
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Publication Information:
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xii, 233 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction -- Censorship in America -- Censorship in public education -- Censorship in the arts -- Censorship in the news media -- Censorship and the Internet -- Chronology -- Biographical sketches -- Facts and statistics -- Supreme Court decisions -- Documents -- Directory of organizations -- Selected print and nonprint resources.
ISBN:
9781576070574
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Presenting an overview of information control in America, this volume discusses why some works of art and literature are controversial, and examines the arguments of both those who advocate unlimited free speech and those who would impose some limits.


Author Notes

Mary E. Hull is a professional writer specializing in history and current events.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Further volumes in the Contemporary World Issues series.


Choice Review

Hull's handbook provides an up-to-date introduction to contemporary censorship in the US. Successive chapters include a brief introduction and history, a chronology, a series of biographies, a list of cases and significant documents, a directory of organizations, and bibliographies of both print and nonprint sources. Also included are a short glossary and an index. Much of this material is available from other sources, but currency is important so reference selectors will want to consider this item. In scope and treatment Hull's effort resembles Herbert N. Foerstel's Banned in the Media (CH, Jan'99). Her handbook is stronger in bibliography and source materials but sparer in analysis. Libraries that already own Foerstel may want to pass this by; reference librarians at the college level will find it a useful addition. P. L. Holmer; Southern Connecticut State University