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Description - Encyclopedia of the First Amendment by John R. Vile

From public aid to parochial schools to censorship of library books, Americans are intensely interested in their expressive rights of speech, press, assembly and religion. They are also concerned about censorship, tolerance of pornography and obscenity, and about their security in a post 9-11 world. In the first work of its kind, this new and exciting two-volume reference comprehensively examines all the freedoms in the First Amendment, including free speech, press, assembly, petition, and religion. Encyclopedia of the First Amendment covers the political, historical, and cultural significance of the First Amendment. It provides exclusive, singular focus on what most people consider the essential elements of the Bill of Rights and the basic liberties that Americans enjoy. Arranged in traditional A to Z encyclopedia format, this work traces themes like expressive rights in American political and legal history, in American political thought and social movements, in political and popular culture, and in the arts, along with the classic tensions between freedom of the individual and maintenance of political order. The set also features a chronology, seven introductory essays covering the core rights and liberties, a bibliography, and subject and case indexes. Additional tables of content give readers easy ways to find entries by topic or case.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780872893115
ISBN-10: 0872893111
Format: Hardback
(279mm x 215mm x mm)
Pages: 1464
Imprint: CQ Press
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 25-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John R. Vile

John R. Vile is a professor of political science and dean of the University Honors College at Middle Tennessee State University. He is the author of numerous books including The Writing and Ratification of the United States Constitution: Practical Virtue in Action (2012); A Companion to the United States Constitution and Its Amendments, 5th ed. (2011); Essential Supreme Court Decisions: Summaries of Leading Cases in U.S. Constitutional Law, 15th ed. (2010); and The Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments, Proposed Amendments, and Amending Issues, 1789-2010, 3rd ed. (2010). He is a member of the board of the American Mock Trial Association, a recipient of the Congressman Neal Smith award for contributions to law-related education, a 2009 inductee into the American Mock Trial Coaches Hall of Fame, and a recipient of MTSU's Outstanding Career Achievement Award for 2010-2011. David L. Hudson Jr. is a First Amendment Scholar with the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University. He teaches First Amendment classes at the Nashville School of Law and Vanderbilt Law School. He is a First Amendment contributing editor to the American Bar Association's Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases. He is the author or co-author of more than thirty-five books, including Let the Students Speak! A History of the Fight for Free Expression in American Schools (2011); The Encyclopedia of the First Amendment (2009); The Handy Supreme Court Answer Book (2008); and The Rehnquist Court: Understanding Its Impact and Legacy (2006). David Schultz is a professor in the School of Business at Hamline University and a senior fellow and professor in the Institute of Law and Politics at the University Of Minnesota School of Law. He is the author of over 25 books and 70 plus articles, including The Encyclopedia of the United States Constitution (2008) and The Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court (2005). David is a past vice-president of both the Texas and Minnesota chapters of the American Civil Liberties Union.

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