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
Date Written: 2011
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
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