Hate Speech The History of an American Controversy

ISBN-10: 0803297513
ISBN-13: 9780803297517
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Authors: Samuel Walker
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 2/1/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 217
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

The First Amendment protects even the most offensive forms of expression: racial slurs, hateful religious propaganda, and cross-burning. No other county in the world offers the same kind of protection to offensive speech. nbsp; How did this free speech tradition develop?Hate Speechprovides the first comprehensive account of the history of the hate speech controversy in the United States. Samuel Walker examines the issue, from the conflicts over the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s and American Nazi groups in the 1930s, tot he famous Skokie episode in 1977-78, and the campus culture wars of the 1990s. nbsp; The author argues that the civil rights movement played a central role in developing this country's strong free speech tradition. The courts were very concerned about protecting the provocative and even offensive forms of expression by civil rights forces. Civil rights groups, therefore, preferred to protect rather than restrict offensive speech—even if it meant protecting racist speech. nbsp;

Samuel Walker has taught at University of Nebraska at Omaha for three decades. He is the author of 11 books and numerous articles on policing, the history of criminal justice, public policy on crime and the issues of civil liberties. He also has written books on the control of judicial discretion in the criminal justice system, hate crimes, race and ethnicity in American criminal justice, and the relationship between rights and the community in American society.

Acknowledgments
Hate Speech in American History
Origins of the Hate Speech Issue, 1920-1931
Free Speech for Nazis? Hate Speech as a National Issue, 1933-1940
The Hateful and the Hated: The Jehovah's Witnesses and Emergence of a National Policy
The Curious Rise and Fall of Group Libel in America, 1942-1952
Free Speech Triumphant: From Beauharnais to Skokie, 1952-1978
The Campus Speech Codes: Hate Speech in the 1980s and 1990s
Hate Speech and the American Community
Notes
Index

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