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The Resource Printers and press freedom : the ideology of early American journalism, Jeffery A. Smith

Printers and press freedom : the ideology of early American journalism, Jeffery A. Smith

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Printers and press freedom : the ideology of early American journalism
Title
Printers and press freedom
Title remainder
the ideology of early American journalism
Statement of responsibility
Jeffery A. Smith
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the United States, the press has sometimes been described as an unoffical fourth branch of government, a branch that serves as a check on the other three and provides the information necessary for a democracy to function. Freedom of the press--guaranteed but not defined by the First Amendment of the Constitution--can be fully understood only when examined in the context of the political and intellectual experiences of 18th-century America. Here, Jeffery A. Smith explores how Madison, Franklin, Jefferson, and their contemporaries came to see liberty of the press as a natural and vital part of a democratic republic. Drawing on sources ranging from political philosophers to court records and newspaper essayists, Printers and Press Freedom traces the development of a widespread conception of the press as necessarily exempt from all government restrictions, but still liable for the defamation of individuals. Smith carefully analyzes libertarian press theory and practice in the context of republican ideology and Enlightenment thought--paying particular attention to the cases of Benjamin Franklin and his relatives and associates in the printing business--and concludes that the generation that produced the First Amendment believed that government should not be trusted and that the press needed the broadest possible protection in order to serve as a check on the misuse of power"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Jeffery Alan
Dewey number
323.44/5/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4774
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Freedom of the press
  • Journalists
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Freedom of the press
  • Journalists
  • United States
  • Liberté de la presse
  • Journalisme
  • Presse
  • Journalistes
Label
Printers and press freedom : the ideology of early American journalism, Jeffery A. Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-223) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Philosophies and practices -- The English experience -- The marketplace of ideas concept -- The ideals of the enlightenment -- Political and legal questions -- Sovereignty and seditious libel -- Demands, defenses, and distinctions -- The ideology in practice: the case of Franklin and his partners -- The colonial journalist: good humour'd unless provok'd -- The enlightened printer: virtue and vituperation -- The prerevolutionary printer: the ideal of impartiality -- The revolutionary journalist: the court of the press
Control code
65209214
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 233 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423764311
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)65209214
Label
Printers and press freedom : the ideology of early American journalism, Jeffery A. Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-223) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Philosophies and practices -- The English experience -- The marketplace of ideas concept -- The ideals of the enlightenment -- Political and legal questions -- Sovereignty and seditious libel -- Demands, defenses, and distinctions -- The ideology in practice: the case of Franklin and his partners -- The colonial journalist: good humour'd unless provok'd -- The enlightened printer: virtue and vituperation -- The prerevolutionary printer: the ideal of impartiality -- The revolutionary journalist: the court of the press
Control code
65209214
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 233 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423764311
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)65209214

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