Legacy of Suppression: Freedom of Speech and Press in Early American History

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Index
Act of Toleration, 1689, 42, 43
Adair, James, 250, 251, 257
Adams, Abijah, 209-212, 268, 289
Adams, John, 141, 184, 247, 255, 258, 293, 298, 300; correspondence with Cushing, 188, 192-200, 215, 263n; on free expression, 179-180
Adams, Sam, 68, 70, 141
Adams, Thomas, 209-210
Addison, Alexander, 204
Addison, Joseph, 110, 114, 174. See also "Tory Author"
Alexander, James, 6n, 80, 130, 132, 140, 142, 150, 158, 173, 174, 175, 196, 297; defense of Zenger, 129; libertarian thought of, 133-137
Almon, John, 160
American Revolution: alleged libertarian objective, 182-183, 186- 188, 190; constitutional theory of, 56; freedom of expression in period of, 63-87 passim, 177-182 American Weekly Mercury ( Philadelphia), 49, 51, 52, 128
Amory, R. G., 208
"Anglo-Americanus," 134
Anti-Federalists: and demand for a Bill of Rights, 201, 215, 218; and First Amendment, 225-233 passim
Armbruster, Anthony, 57
Asgil, John, 109-110, 115
Asheton, Robert, 50
Assemblies, colonial. See Legislatures; Parliamentary privilege; specific states
Aurora ( Philadelphia), 199, 220
Bache, Benjamin, 241
Backus, Azel, 302-303, 305, 306
Bad tendency, as test of seditious libel, ix, 10, 13, 14, 15, 21, 22, 35, 51, 69, 93, 122, 136, 171, 190, 199, 206, 216, 292, 299; Chafee on, 198; rejected, 153-154, 155-157, 164, 165-167, 168, 170, 188-189, 217, 219, 251, 256, 271, 272
Baltimore, George Calvert, Lord, 23
Bastwick, John, 135
Bayard, Nicholas, 41, 48, 65
Bentham, Jeremy, 170-171, 172, 175, 251, 252
Berkeley, Sir William: quoted, 21- 22
Bernard, Sir Francis, 69, 70
Bill of Rights, vii, 1, 3, 4; declarative of common law, 282; drafts of, 280n; Madison's proposals, 222-223; and ratification of Constitution, 214-215, 217-221; states' actions on, 224-233. See also First Amendment
Bills of attainder, 281

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