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First Edition printed 1990 HG is in VG condtion no marks no writing. Dj is clean but has very small tears in 3 spots. 349 pages. Who bans books and Why? Find out with this book. shipping wt . is 1lb 7 oz. I have positive freedback at ebay! Check it out at my about ME page then click on "The Great Fire Sale" I offer free shipping in the USA on single or combined items totaling $25.00 or more.!
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Timed to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the Bill of Rights, the publication of this title strikes a warning note to book lovers across the nation: censorship flourished in 1990 as it has since the 1650 Boston book burnings. Noble writes that nearly 1000 book bannings arise each year, with recent school library cases increasing nearly 200% in the 1980s. Coverage ranges from the John Peter Zenger case of 1735 to the recent Salman Rushdie case. The fast-paced, readable material is interlaced with first-person interviews from school-board presidents, school principals, and local reporters and attorneys. Lively accounts of struggles among ad hoc parent groups, English departments, and town boards punctuate the prose. Guardians of the First Amendment will especially enjoy the research Noble brings to the history of book censorship in America. The publication dates in the extensive bibliography span the years from 1892-1989