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Authors

Paul Finkelman

Abstract

Professor Michael Kent Curtis's latest book, Free Speech, "The People's Darling Privilege": Struggles for Freedom of Expression in American History, chronicles the efforts of ordinary Americans to protect their right to freedom of expression from 1791-1865. Professor Paul Finkelman reviews this book, focusing primarily on Curtis's discussions of suppression of speech prior to and during the Civil War period and additionally providing some thoughts concerning the appropriateness of revoking free speech rights during times of war.

Comments

Reviewing Michael Kent Curtis' Free Speech, "The People's Darling Privilege": Struggles for Freedom of Expression in American History (2000).

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