Contributions to the Study of Mass Media & Communications
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Preface and Acknowledgements Introduction A Tendency to Calumny : Defining New Boundaries for Libel Testing the Limits of Tolerance: Mobocracy and the War of 1812 Schools for Democracy: Civil Libel and the Party Press Their Mad and Wicked Schemes : Abolitionists and the Post Office The Savage Populace : Violence Against Abolitionists Watchmen on the Wall : Civil War and Military Censorship The Rule of Reticence : War and Reconstruction in the South The Gathering Clouds: Labor Unrest and the Spanish American War Selected Bibliography Index
DONNA LEE DICKERSON is Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Mass Communications at the University of South Florida. She is the author of Typestick of Texas History, Florida Media Law, and co-author of College Student Press Law. She has also written several journal articles including William Cowper Brann: 19th Century Press Critic, Retraction Statutes and their Constitutional Implications, and Fashioning a New Libel Defense: The Advent of Neutral Reportage.