Book Review: The Free Press Crisis of 1800: Thomas Cooper’s Trial for Seditious Libel

21 Law and Politics Book Review 486 (2011)

4 Pages Posted: 7 Mar 2014

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Eric Easton

University of Baltimore - School of Law

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

This article was an invited book review of a book of the same title by Peter Charles Hoffer. Hoffer, Distinguished Research Professor of History at the University of Georgia, has published this accessible case history as part of the University Press of Kansas’s Landmark Law Cases & American Society series, which he co-edits.

The book discusses one of the cases arising as a result of the Alien & Sedition Act under the presidency of John Adams, mostly targeting Republicans who editorialized against the Adams administration.

Keywords: John Adams, Alien & Sedition Act, Thomas Cooper, Republicans, First Amendment, constitutional law, Federalists, Timothy Pickering

JEL Classification: K19, K39, K49

Suggested Citation

Easton, Eric, Book Review: The Free Press Crisis of 1800: Thomas Cooper’s Trial for Seditious Libel (2011). 21 Law and Politics Book Review 486 (2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2405182 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2405182

Eric Easton (Contact Author)

University of Baltimore - School of Law ( email )

1420 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
United States

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