[[ eBook ]] Bookbanning in America: Who Bans Books?--And Why?Author William Noble – Papercuts.co

Censorship Has Bedeviled Free Expression In The United States From The Time Of The Pilgrims This Book Reveals How And Why It Happens, In Spite Of The First Amendment Through Dramatisation, Aneedotes, Interviews And Actual Trial Transcripts, It Shows How Censorship Affects Politics, Religion, Social Status, Education And Publishing Before Taking Up Writing Full Time Than Twenty Years Ago, William Noble Was A Practicing Attorney He Graduated From Lehigh University, Received His Law Degree From The University Of Pennsylvania, Was A Member Of The Philadelphia And Pennsylvania Bars And Corporate Counsel To Armstrong World Industries He Teaches Writing And Is The Author Of A Number Of Books, Including Several For Writers

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    Edit forgot to add bookdarted passages see below.Thorough but superficial but of course it s a huge subject, and each chapter could be a book itself A bit dated, but still relevant Explores history as well as contemporary efforts Explores self censorship, censorship, bowdlerizing, banning, restricting, and burning Explores different reasons for challenging books for different audiences Uses lots of words from challengers as well as from defenders, respecting for example those conservative parents who are truly concerned about the requirement to read As I Lay Dying and for another example refugees from the Dust Bowl who did not appreciate the way Okies were depicted in The Grapes of Wrath One thing I wish it had explored was the problem that those of us who defend banned books still do discourage children being taught views that we disagree with It seems to me, even though I m a queer feminist atheist, that sometimes the pendulum swings a bit too far, and, for example, no mention is made in a high school history text of the Christian beliefs that drove a significant of the settlers of the American West, though plenty of mention is made of other beliefs The chapter The Newest Bookbanners came close, but wasn t about exactly what I m curious about And I wish people in general would distinguish between banned books and books either restricted for age appropriateness or just not pushed on students I mean, could not As I Lay Dying be one of the list of side reads for the class, instead of a mandatory text And it s certainly not a book that s going to be in the Elementary school library.Complex issues This book a fascinating and very readable introduction summary of many of them.Gene Lanier says A book is easier to burn than to explain The essence of the dispute between the bookbanner and the civil libertarian is that of emotion vs reason The determined the civil libertarian is to be rational, the the opposite reaction will take place in the bookbanner At the root, many here say, is fear Understand that both sides know the power of words, but seek to understand the bookbanner s underlying motives I m not convinced it s always fear, nor that it s always illogical emotion at all and I am sure that civil libertarians are emotional, often even fearful, at heart, too More complex than that quote admits, but still an interesting and potentially useful framework for the debate Louisa May Alcott on The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn If Mr Clemens cannot think of something better to tell our pure minded lads and lasses, he had best stop writing for them.

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