Sentinel under Siege: The Triumphs and Troubles of America's Free Press

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INDEX
Abernathy, Ralph D., 31, 36
Abolitionist movement, 84-85, 98, 117-119, 122, 124-127, 286(n5)
Abrams, Floyd, 59-60, 234
Accountability, 216, 258, 266, 292(n1)
Ackerman, Carl W., 205
ACLU. See American Civil Liberties Union
Adams, Abigail, 230
Adams, Henry, 104, 105, 114
Adams, John, 7, 25, 75, 87, 151, 209, 219
Adler, Mortimer, 207
Advertising
ethics and, 235
news media content and, 249-255
in newspapers, 121, 122, 130, 161-162, 187, 197, 250-251
prohibition against false, 181
taxation of, 153
African Americans
abolition of slavery and, 21, 113, 117-119
colonial slavery and, 80, 81-83, 85
military service of, 147
newspapers published by, 135, 136, 166-167
nineteenth-century racism and, 116-118, 122-125, 127-128, 131-139, 287(n7)
racism in the South and, 30
voting rights for, 34, 35, 132, 143, 144
Agence Havas, 157
Agnew, Spiro, 58
Alabama Supreme Court, 36
Alger, George, 170, 176
Allen, Ethan, 92
Allen, Frederick L., 183
Allen, Woody, 263
Alter, Jonathan, 180
Amar, Akhil Reed, 150, 228, 297(n8)
Amendments to the Constitution
Thirteenth Amendment ( 1865), 21, 113, 117, 119, 132
Fourteenth Amendment ( 1868), 21, 109, 132, 134, 142, 149-153, 227-228
Fifteenth Amendment ( 1870), 132, 228
Nineteenth Amendment ( 1920), 22, 151
See also Bill of Rights; Constitutional law; First Amendment
American Anti-Slavery Society, 119, 126
American Bar Association, 66, 185
American Civil Liberties Union ( ACLU), 22, 221, 222
American Counterpoint (Woodward), 117, 123
American Dilemma, An (Myrdal), 147
American Indians, 22
American Lawyer Media, 259
American Mercury,185
American Newspaper Publishers Association, 205
American Revolution, 89, 123
American Slavery, American Freedom ( Morgan), 78
American Society of Newspaper Editors ( ASNE), 184-185, 198, 206, 210, 215
American Weekly Mercury,71
Anderson, David,238, 280(n6)
Andrews, J. Cutler, 113
Annenberg Washington Libel Reform Project, 239

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - IN SEARCH OF A ROLE 5
  • 2 - THE PRESS AND THE LAW 18
  • 3 - MALICE WITHOUT WIT 29
  • 4 - POMP AND PROVENANCE 45
  • 5 - PRACTICING FREEDOM 70
  • 6 - THE LIMITS OF LIBERTY 78
  • 7 - CRAFTING A CONSTITUTION 87
  • 8 - SAFEGUARDING LIBERTY 95
  • 9 - ENLARGING THE FOURTH ESTATE 100
  • 10 - THE BLOODIEST WAR 112
  • 11 - THE BOTTOM LINES 120
  • 12 - TURNING AWAY 140
  • 13 - THE FIRST AND THE FOURTEENTH 149
  • 16 - TRASH AND FLASH 172
  • 17 - THE IS AND THE OUGHT 180
  • 18 - THE CRITICS 188
  • 19 - FEAR AND LOATHING 197
  • 20 - THE WEIGHT OF OBLIGATIONS 209
  • 21 - THE PARADOX OF SELF-GOVERNMENT 218
  • 22 - LIBEL AND LIABILITY 234
  • 23 - FREE AS THE AIR 244
  • 24 - TRAINING THE WATCHDOGS 256
  • EPILOGUEO: PATHFINDING 262
  • Notes 271
  • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY 301
  • ABOUT THE BOOK AND AUTHOR 309
  • Index 311
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