ERIC Number: ED161065
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
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Banned Books; 387 B.C. to 1978 A.D.
Haight, Anne Lyon; Grannis, Chandler B.
The first half of this volume presents an introductory essay defining the First Amendment and the legal aspects of censorship, and offers an annotated list of books that have been banned at various times throughout history. The annotations, arranged according to the birth dates of the authors, include a chronological account of the censorship proceedings in each of the countries that banned a particular book. Five appendixes comprise the last half of the volume and present the following: discussions of trends in censorship, such as control of reading by religious groups, political powers, and government bureaus, and of censorship attacks on overseas libraries, school textbooks, and library books; statements on freedom of the press dating from John Milton and including those of John Stuart Mill and Thomas Jefferson; summary discussions of eight important censorship court cases; excerpts from a report of the Commission on Obscenity and Pornography; a list of United States laws and regulations on the issue of the First Amendment; and a list of books and articles dealing with areas of literary censorship. (MAI)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Censorship, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Freedom of Speech, Legal Problems, Moral Issues, Sanctions
R. R. Bowker Company, 1180 Avenue of the Americas, New York, N.Y. 10036 ($13.95 cloth)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: First Amendment