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The Resource Truth and privilege : libel law in Massachusetts and Nova Scotia, 1820-1840, Lyndsay Campbell, University of Calgary, (electronic resource)

Truth and privilege : libel law in Massachusetts and Nova Scotia, 1820-1840, Lyndsay Campbell, University of Calgary, (electronic resource)

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Truth and privilege : libel law in Massachusetts and Nova Scotia, 1820-1840
Title
Truth and privilege
Title remainder
libel law in Massachusetts and Nova Scotia, 1820-1840
Statement of responsibility
Lyndsay Campbell, University of Calgary
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Truth and Privilege is a comparative study that brings together legal, constitutional and social history to explore the common law's diverging paths in two kindred places committed to freedom of expression but separated by the American Revolution. Comparing Nova Scotia and Massachusetts, Lyndsay Campbell examines the development of libel law, the defences of truth and privilege, and the place of courts as fora for disputes. She contrasts courts' centrality in struggles over expression and the interpretation of individual rights in Massachusetts with concerns about defining protective boundaries for the press and individuals through institutional design in Nova Scotia. Campbell's rich analysis acts as a lens through which to understand the role of law in shaping societal change in the nineteenth century, shedding light on the essential question we still grapple with today: what should law's role be in regulating expression we perceive as harmful?--
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Campbell, Lyndsay
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Studies in legal history
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Libel and slander
  • Libel and slander
Label
Truth and privilege : libel law in Massachusetts and Nova Scotia, 1820-1840, Lyndsay Campbell, University of Calgary, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009039406
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The common law's diverging paths -- The transformation of privilege -- Truth, privacy and authority -- The individual conscience and blasphemous and obscene expression -- Private defamation suits : courts in everyday life -- Conclusion
Control code
CR9781009039406
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 470 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781009039406
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1269097354
Label
Truth and privilege : libel law in Massachusetts and Nova Scotia, 1820-1840, Lyndsay Campbell, University of Calgary, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009039406
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The common law's diverging paths -- The transformation of privilege -- Truth, privacy and authority -- The individual conscience and blasphemous and obscene expression -- Private defamation suits : courts in everyday life -- Conclusion
Control code
CR9781009039406
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 470 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781009039406
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1269097354

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