Margaret Blanchard featured in special issue of Communication Law and Policy

A recent issue of Communication Law and Policy (Volume 11, Number 3, Summer 2006) is devoted to the scholarship of free speech historian Margaret Blanchard.

The lead piece, “Anthony Comstock and His Adversaries: The Mixed Legacy of this Battle For Free Speech,” is written by Blanchard and John E. Semonche, a professor of history at the University of North Carolina. The article began as one of the ten chapters in a book by Blanchard and Semonche tentatively titled Speak No Evil: Sin, Sex and Censorship from Comstock to Helms. The book is forthcoming this year by Rowman and Littlefield as Sin, Sex, and Censorship: A Historical Peek. W. Wat Hopkins edited the issue which also features “Dissent Yesterday and Today: The Tinker Case and Its Legacy,” by Joseph Russomanno; “Unconstitutional Review Board? Considering a First Amendment Challenge to IRB Regulation of Journalistic Research Methods,” by Robert L. Kerr; and “Through the Eyes of the Abolitionists: Free Association and Anti-Slavery Expression,” by Amy Reynolds.

The issue is available online from Penn Libraries.

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