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Epilogue

John A. Ragosta

in Wellspring of Liberty: How Virginia's Religious Dissenters Helped Win the American Revolution and Secured Religious Liberty

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195388060
eISBN:
9780199866779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388060.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Virginia's history of religious persecution and religious freedom played a central role in adoption of the First Amendment to the Constitution and the subsequent evolution of American religious ... More


Wellspring of Liberty: How Virginia's Religious Dissenters Helped Win the American Revolution and Secured Religious Liberty

John A. Ragosta

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195388060
eISBN:
9780199866779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388060.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Before the American Revolution, no state more seriously discriminated against and persecuted religious dissenters than Virginia. Over 50 dissenting ministers, primarily Baptists, were jailed, and ... More


What Did They Fight, and Bargain, For?

John A. Ragosta

in Wellspring of Liberty: How Virginia's Religious Dissenters Helped Win the American Revolution and Secured Religious Liberty

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195388060
eISBN:
9780199866779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388060.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Given dissenters' central role in Virginia's adoption of religious liberty, their understanding of the meaning of religious freedom takes on particular importance. Virginia's evangelical dissenters, ... More


The Sedition Act and the Assault on Freedoms of Press and Speech: The Sitting Supreme Court Justices and the Trials

Wendell Bird

in Press and Speech Under Assault: The Early Supreme Court Justices, the Sedition Act of 1798, and the Campaign against Dissent

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190461621
eISBN:
9780190461980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190461621.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Political History

Chapter 6 summarizes the fourteen recognized prosecutions of newspaper editors, politicians, and other citizens under the Sedition Act of 1798. It is the first book-length discussion of the Sedition ... More


The Initial Supreme Court Justices and Their Views on Freedoms of Press and Speech

Wendell Bird

in Press and Speech Under Assault: The Early Supreme Court Justices, the Sedition Act of 1798, and the Campaign against Dissent

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190461621
eISBN:
9780190461980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190461621.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Political History

Chapter 4 discusses the views of freedoms of press and speech of the first six justices of the US Supreme Court, before some reversed their positions during the battles over the Sedition Act of 1798, ... More


The Sedition Act and the Assault on Freedoms of Press and Speech: The Remaining Supreme Court Justices on the Sedition Act

Wendell Bird

in Press and Speech Under Assault: The Early Supreme Court Justices, the Sedition Act of 1798, and the Campaign against Dissent

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190461621
eISBN:
9780190461980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190461621.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Political History

Chapter 8 discusses the other six early justices of the Supreme Court and their apparent opposition to the constitutionality of the Sedition Act, further stating that the initial justices and the ... More


The Federalist Justices and the Republican Critics: Historical Misconceptions about Freedom

Wendell Bird

in Press and Speech Under Assault: The Early Supreme Court Justices, the Sedition Act of 1798, and the Campaign against Dissent

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190461621
eISBN:
9780190461980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190461621.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Political History

Chapter 9, the summary, notes that in describing the views of the early Supreme Court justices before 1798 about freedoms of press and speech, not one embraced the narrow Blackstone definition of ... More


Press and Speech Under Assault: The Early Supreme Court Justices, the Sedition Act of 1798, and the Campaign against Dissent

Wendell Bird

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190461621
eISBN:
9780190461980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190461621.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Political History

The early Supreme Court justices wrestled with how much free press and speech is protected by the First Amendment, and with whether the Sedition Act of 1798 violated freedoms of press and speech. ... More


The Successor Supreme Court Justices and Their Views on Freedoms of Press and Speech

Wendell Bird

in Press and Speech Under Assault: The Early Supreme Court Justices, the Sedition Act of 1798, and the Campaign against Dissent

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190461621
eISBN:
9780190461980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190461621.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Political History

Chapter 5 discusses the views of freedoms of press and speech of the other six pre-Marshall justices of the US Supreme Court, prior to when some altered their views during the various battles over ... More


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