Violence against the Press: Policing the Public Sphere in U.S. History

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Appendix A: Survey Questionnaire
If your news organization has experienced any of the
following over the past twelve months, please check the
appropriate space indicating frequency:
daily weekly monthly less
Threatening letters or phone calls -- -- -- --
Acts of vandalism (directed against newsboxes,
advertisements, or any other kind of property)
-- -- -- --
An actual physical assault -- -- -- --
Does your news organization employ security guards
or take similar security measures?
YES NO
If you answered yes to the previous question: Are
your security measures designed primarily to prevent
information leaks?
YES NO
If you answered yes to any of the above, please respond
to the following by checking the appropriate space:
strongly
disagree
strongly
agree
People who threaten or assault a news organization
are terrorists.
1 2 3 4 5
People who threaten or assault a news organization
tend to be crackpots.
1 2 3 4 5
People who threaten or assault a news medium are
motivated by disagreement with editorial positions.
1 2 3 4 5
People who threaten or assault a news medium are
usually motivated by a personal grudge.
1 2 3 4 5
Threats or assaults have had a chilling effect on
our editorial positions.
1 2 3 4 5
Threats or assaults have had a chilling effect on
our news reporting.
1 2 3 4 5
A news organization should always report threats to
the police.
1 2 3 4 5

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgments v
  • Contents vii
  • 1 - Introduction 3
  • 2 - The Press and the American Revolution 18
  • Conclusion 50
  • 3 - Antipress Violence and Politics in the Early Republic 53
  • 4 - The Crusade Against Abolitionism 84
  • Conclusion 110
  • 5 - The Civil War and Civil Liberties 111
  • Conclusion 126
  • 6 - Violence and Minority Media 128
  • Conclusion 163
  • 7 - Labor-Related Violence 165
  • Conclusion 195
  • 8 - Recent Violence Against the Mainstream Press 196
  • Conclusion 211
  • 9 - Conclusion 213
  • Appendix A - Survey Questionnaire 219
  • Appendix B - The Flow of Antiabolitionist Violence 221
  • Notes 231
  • Index 293
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