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Responsible Speech: Rights in a Culture of Obligation

Christopher Capozzola

in Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335491
eISBN:
9780199868971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335491.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on civil liberties during World War I. It shows that during America's first world war, a broad but tentative and fragmented coalition developed around the concept of civil ... More


The Lost History of the Ninth Amendment

Kurt T. Lash

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195372618
eISBN:
9780199871742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372618.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The Ninth Amendment has had a remarkably robust history, playing a role in almost every significant constitutional debate in American history, including the controversy over the Alien and Sedition ... More


General Introduction: Free Speech, Democracy, and the Suppression of Extreme Speech Past and Present

James Weinstein and Ivan Hare

in Extreme Speech and Democracy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199548781
eISBN:
9780191720673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548781.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

In addition to introducing the general topics covered in the volume, this chapter sketches the ambivalent relationship between free speech and democracy that has existed since the birth of modern ... More


Extreme Speech and American Press Freedoms

David J. Bodney

in Extreme Speech and Democracy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199548781
eISBN:
9780191720673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548781.003.0031
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter discusses the American constitutional framework for addressing the challenge of extreme speech, with particular emphasis on the rights of the press. It argues that American media's usage ... More


Federalism and Liberty, 1794–1803

Kurt T. Lash

in The Lost History of the Ninth Amendment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195372618
eISBN:
9780199871742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372618.003.06
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter focuses on the Alien and Sedition Acts. The present chapter and the previous chapter on the Eleventh Amendment illustrate something generally missed—or misrepresented—about republican ... More


French Major General

Gwynne Tuell Potts

in George Rogers Clark and William Croghan: A Story of the Revolution, Settlement, and Early Life at Locust Grove

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178677
eISBN:
9780813178707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178677.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Spain refused Clark’s offer because they already had a Kentucky liaison, and in working with General James Wilkinson, they got a spy in the bargain. Wilkinson (Agent 13 to the Spanish), rose in ... More


Usual and Unusual in 1790s Britain

Kenneth R. Johnston

in Unusual Suspects: Pitt's Reign of Alarm and the Lost Generation of the 1790s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199657803
eISBN:
9780191771576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657803.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The French Revolution and English Romanticism are frequent but strange bedfellows. The rise of Romanticism in the 1790s parallels the decline and defeat of the movement for parliamentary reform. The ... More


The End of Controversy: Gilbert Wakefield (1756–1801)

Kenneth R. Johnston

in Unusual Suspects: Pitt's Reign of Alarm and the Lost Generation of the 1790s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199657803
eISBN:
9780191771576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657803.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Gilbert Wakefield was a professional ‘controversialist,’ a polemical writer on disputed topics in religion, literature, education, and politics. His radical independence of expression led him to ... More


Blake’s America, the Prophecy that Failed: William Blake (1757–1827)

Kenneth R. Johnston

in Unusual Suspects: Pitt's Reign of Alarm and the Lost Generation of the 1790s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199657803
eISBN:
9780191771576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657803.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

William Blake was arrested for seditious utterance at Felpham in Sussex in 1803, amid fears of a French invasion all along the English Channel coast. He was acquitted in a trial presided over by the ... More


Locating seditious memories in England and Wales

Edward Legon

in Revolution remembered: Seditious memories after the British civil wars

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526124654
eISBN:
9781526144652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526124654.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter locates seditious memories in legal records and government papers. In doing so, the ways that sympathies for parliament and the republic were expressed in England and Wales are outlined. ... More


Two North Carolinians, Same Goal, Different Approaches: An Examination of the Political Lives and Philosophies of Nathaniel Macon and Archibald D. Murphey

Troy L. Kickler

in North Carolina's Revolutionary Founders

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651200
eISBN:
9781469651224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651200.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The volume’s final substantive essay compares and contrasts the public careers of two of the most important members of that generation of North Carolina politicians who rose to prominence after the ... More


War, Media, and the Security of State and Capital

Lee Grieveson

in Cinema's Military Industrial Complex

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520291508
eISBN:
9780520965263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291508.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter, by Lee Grieveson, explores the U.S. state’s use of cinema and its regulation of media and communication during World War I and in its immediate aftermath. It examines, in particular, ... More


Plots Discovered: Coleridge, Godwin, and the 1795 Gagging Acts

John Bugg

in Five Long Winters: The Trials of British Romanticism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804785105
eISBN:
9780804787307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785105.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the 1795 “Gagging Acts” not merely as pieces of legislation but as cultural phenomena. It traces the representational practices that shape the responses to this legislation ... More


The Contours of Repression

David M. Struthers

in The World in a City: Multiethnic Radicalism in Early Twentieth-Century Los Angeles

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042478
eISBN:
9780252051319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042478.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the World War One period in which the federal, state, and local governments in the United States, in addition to non-state actors, created one of the most severe eras of ... More


Summoned by My Country: Washington and Adams

Harold H. Bruff

in Untrodden Ground: How Presidents Interpret the Constitution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226211107
eISBN:
9780226211244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226211244.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

President George Washington established many enduring constitutional precedents as he guided the establishment and early operation of the executive branch. These precedents included a mostly unitary ... More


The Sedition Act of 1798 and the First First Amendment Crisis

in No Law: Intellectual Property in the Image of an Absolute First Amendment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804745789
eISBN:
9780804763271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804745789.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

In the summer of 1798 Congress passed and President Adams signed into law a battery of four statutes intended to safeguard domestic security. Three of the statutes dealt with the threats perceived to ... More


Radicalism and Respectability in Working-class Political Culture

Malcolm Petrie

in Popular Politics and Political Culture: Urban Scotland, 1918-1939

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474425612
eISBN:
9781474445214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474425612.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Class, for some on the radical left, and especially those in the Communist Party, was not just an economic identity. It was also one earned through conduct, particularly a commitment to political ... More


The Cold War, Mccarthyism, and Civil Rights

Anne Firor Scott

in Pauli Murray & Caroline Ware: Forty Years of Letters in Black and White

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830550
eISBN:
9781469605425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876732_scott.6
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter, which illustrates Murray's struggle in party politics and making a decent living, tells of the outbreak of intolerance in American history that affected Murray and Ware in different ... More


The Federalists' Transatlantic Cultural Offensive of 1798 and the Moderation of American Democratic Discourse

Seth Cotlar

in Beyond the Founders: New Approaches to the Political History of the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807828892
eISBN:
9781469605241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898833_pasley.14
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on the diplomatic crisis of 1798, arguing that Federalists responded to this crisis by embarking on a concerted effort to shape the way ordinary Americans discussed politics. ... More


Political Trials

Atle L. Wold

in Scotland and the French Revolutionary War, 1792-1802

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474403313
eISBN:
9781474415965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403313.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The political trials of the 1790s made up a central part of the government’s strategy for defeating radicalism in Britain. The trials conducted in Scotland played a prominent role in this, and they ... More


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