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Published: 31 March 1994

320 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195086980

Bookseller Code (04)


Violence Against the Press

Policing the Public Sphere in U.S. History

John Nerone

The most comprehensive study of violence against U.S. journalists from the American Revolution to the present, this text takes an innovative approach to free speech issues, tracing violence against the press throughout American history to discuss the changing structures and cultures of the media and emphasizing that struggles over the media, from colonial printers to Salman Rushdie, are really contests over the public sphere.