The First freedom today : critical issues relating to censorship and intellectual freedom / edited by Robert B. Downs and Ralph E. McCoy.

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Downs, Robert B. 1903-1991., McCoy, Ralph E. 1915-2007.
Format: Book
Published: Chicago : American Library Association, 1984.
Table of Contents:
  • Ch. 1. Historical background
  • Ch. 2. New views of the First amendment
  • Ch. 3. Schools under siege: School censorship cases. Banning textbooks. Books and materials selection for school libraries and classrooms
  • Ch. 4. Librarians fight back
  • Ch. 5. How did it all begin?: The science-textbook controversies. Creationism in schools: the decision in McLean vs. The Arkansas Board of Education. Creationism: Genesis vs. geology. Creationism, curriculum
  • Ch. 7. Who or what is obscene?: On obscenity, Obscenity and the Consititution. Obscenity, censorship, and the nondoctrinaire liberal
  • Ch. 8. The press under pressure: Governnment secrecy versus the people's right to know. Libel and the invasion of privacy. Free press versus fair trial. Radio and television under the First Amendement.