Censorship in public libraries in the United Kingdom during the twentieth century by Anthony Hugh Thompson

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Published by Bowker in Epping, Eng .

Written in English

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  • Public libraries -- Censorship -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.,
  • Censorship -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.

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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

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StatementAnthony Hugh Thompson.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsZ711.4 .T48 1975
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 236 p. ;
Number of Pages236
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4942432M
ISBN 100859350193
LC Control Number76369922

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Thompson, Anthony Hugh. The right to free speech is a long-standing tradition in the United States, but actually respecting the right to free speech is not. According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), censorship is "the suppression of words, images or ideas that are "offensive," and it happens "whenever some people succeed in imposing their personal political or moral values Author: Tom Head.

Censorship challenges to books in Scottish public libraries This study will focus on censorship challenges to books in Scottish public libraries.

The American Library Association (ALA) defines a challenge to a book as a “formal, written by summing up the second half of the twentieth century: during World War II seditious.

Censorship in the United Kingdom has a history with various stringent and lax laws in place at different times. British citizens have a negative right to freedom of expression under the common law.

Inthe United Kingdom incorporated the European Convention into its domestic law under the Human Rights Act. Censorship, the changing or suppression or prohibition of speech or writing that is deemed subversive of the common good. It occurs in all manifestations of authority to some degree, but in modern times it has been of special importance in its relation to government and the rule of law.

Several censorship trials in the twentieth century in the United Kingdom and the United States illustrate the cultural conflict over what has constituted obscenity and what was acceptable to be. Drawing on circulation records, patron reviews, and other archived materials, Libraries and the Reading Public in Twentieth-Century America underscores the evolving roles that libraries have played in the lives of American readers.

Each essay in this collection examines a historical circumstance related to reading in : Paperback. History. During the s, a very prevalent form of book censorship in the United States was book OctoberWilliam Pynchon's pamphlet, The Meritorious Price of Our Redemption, was criticized and promptly burned by the Puritan book burning in Boston, Massachusetts is often referred to and even considered the "first book burning in America".

A Reference Guide to Book Censorship in Schools and Public Libraries (New Directions in Information Management) Only 1 left in stock - order soon. Since the first edition was published to acclaim and awards inlibrarians have relied on the work of noted intellectual freedom authority Herbert N.

by: Libraries, Censors, and Self-Censorship Public libraries go back a little more than years in the US. The Boston Public library. Before that, however, there were other notable lending libraries that had been established in the early 18th century, although the Boston library was the first to have state legislationFile Size: KB.

But under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, each of us has the right to read, view, listen to, and disseminate constitutionally protected ideas, even if a censor finds those ideas offensive.

The American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom assists libraries facing censorship threats or "book challenges.".

{1} J. Emery, A critique of the principles of censorship, Collection Management 18(3/4) (), Google Scholar {2} S. Hannabus and M. Allard, Issues of censorship, Library Review 50(2) (), Google Scholar Cross Ref {3} A.H.

Thompson, Censorship in Public Libraries in the United Kingdom During the Twentieth Century, Bowker, London, Google ScholarAuthor: OppenheimCharles, SmithVictoria. Libraries and the Ethics of Censorship FIONA DUTHIE This paper has been double-blind peer reviewed to meet the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (DIISR) HERDC requirements.

This paper reviews a selection of literature pertaining to the subject of censorship in modern libraries. Thompson [17] summarises the history of censorship in libraries by saying “censorship in public libraries is as old as the public library movement itself”.

This is borne out by Kelly [18], Noyce [19] and Black [20], who all cite instances from the previous two centuries when librarians or libraries have been the cause of, or subject to File Size: 90KB.

The Public Libraries Act of gave local boroughs in the United Kingdom the power to establish free public libraries. No everyone supported the act.

No everyone supported the act. Many disliked the idea of taxation and others felt it infringed on private enterprises. Book Censorship Censorship existed in the United States from its beginnings, the existence of the First Amendment notwithstanding. But although there were federal anti-obscenity laws, censorship itself was not mandated by federal or state governments.

This book presents an analysis of the current state of book banning in schools and public libraries, offering ready reference material on major incidents, legal cases, and annotated entries on the most frequently challenged books. Every section of this revised edition has been rewritten, updated, or expanded to reflect new developments.

In-depth accounts of three new landmark Cited by: Censorship challenges to books in UK public libraries have received renewed attention recently. This study sought to establish the incidence of censorship challenges Cited by: 7.

The public libraries belong to the people in the local communities. They select the guardians. References Consulted. American Library Association. The Freedom to Read. Originally issued inthis statement was last revised Janu American Libraries. __ "Censorship Roundup" Octoberp. First famous case of public censorship.

Socrates was executed because of his influence he was having over the youth of Rome. Minister Li Si and Emperor Qin Shi Huang of China ordered the destruction of many history and philosophy books during the year of B.C. The Emperor wanted people after him to believe that the world started with his rein.

This book focuses on book-banning in public schools and libraries, a practice that prohibits or restricts access to books already published, distributed, and even approved by school or library boards. The major grounds for censorship are sex, profanity, and religion, but they are often intertwined to cover a broad range of "unacceptable" attitudes or by: In the July/August issue of Technology Review (volno.

4), there is a brief article “Reading the Tea Leaves of Censorship,” by Tom Simonite. The article explains how scientist, monitoring censorship on social media sites that are occuring in China, can predict political events happening (or about to happen) within the country.

Censorship of sexual content continued in the twentieth century, and it was not until that the U.S. Supreme Court finally held that the book Fanny Hill was not obscene and thus could be legally distributed (A Book Named "John Cleland's Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure" v.

Censorship is not only practised by governments and other organizations. Individuals in a position to affect what the public hears also sometimes attempt to suppress free speech.

A recent example is the attempt to prevent David Icke from publicly expressing his views in Canada and in the U.K. regarding a conspiracy of reptilian aliens. Censorship of 16th-Century Big Thinker Erasmus Revealed. at least during the 16th century.

has curated an exhibition on censorship and written a book on the subject. He told LiveScience Author: Owen Jarus. Though the s are often cheerfully remembered as the era of baby boomers, it was also a period of change and upheaval in America. Fear of communism and. Censorship and the representation of the sacred in nineteenth-century England / Jan-Melissa Schramm; The censorship of English drama, / by L.

Conolly; Freedom's frontier: censorship in modern Britain / Donald Thomas; Censorship in public libraries in the United Kingdom during the twentieth century / Anthony Hugh Thompson.

Public Libraries in the United Kingdom: Listings for each state and major cities. Listings provided by Bibliography of Writings on the History of Libraries, Librarianship, and Book Culture By Ed Goedeken Fall A.

UNITED STATES Agur, Colin. “Negotiated Order: The Fourth Amendment, Telephone Surveillance, and Social Interactions, ,” Information & Culture: A Journal of History v. 4 (): Bibliography of Writings on the History of Libraries.

Censorship Issues in School Libraries by Shannon Mills Censorship can occur "anytime a book or other library material is removed from its intended audience"[1]. Libraries often face challenges from patrons who desire to have material they find offensive removed from the collection.

challenges to materials were reported in Canadian libraries in [2], and. Virtually every aspect of book censorship, from its historical inception, to current trends and cases is examined in this up-to-date, comprehensive, and readable survey and reference source.

In response to the sharp increase in censorship attempts in American schools and public libraries in the s, Foerstel analyzes eight major bookbanning incidents from through. Since the first edition was published to acclaim and awards inlibrarians have relied on the work of noted intellectual freedom authority Herbert N.

Foerstel. This expanded edition presents a thorough analysis of the current state of book banning in schools and public libraries, offering ready reference material on major incidents, legal cases, and annotated entries on the most 1/5(2).

Like the first edition of Banned in the U.S.A., published inthis revised and expanded second edition examines the landscape of book censorship in American schools and libraries, but there is much new material and analysis icant new developments in book-banning are reflected in the updated Introduction to the second edition and in two new, in-depth.

History of freedom of press and censorship in France To the 18th century. Censorship in France may be traced to the middle Philip III of France put Parisian scriptoria under the control of the University of Paris which inspected manuscript books to verify that they were correctly copied.

Correctness of text, not content, was the concern until the early 16th century. Although government-instituted censorship had apparently been abandoned in most western countries during the 19 th and most of the 20 th century, public concern for offensive literature did not subside.

Subsequently, public libraries were expected to act as the benevolent guardians of literature, particularly concerning books for young readers. Censorship is the suppression of speech, public communication, or other information, on the basis that such material is considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, politically incorrect or "inconvenient" as determined by government authorities or by community consensus.

Governments and private organizations may engage in censorship. Other groups or. Censorship in Public Libraries in the United Kingdom during the Twentieth Century (Book Review)  Funk, Roger L. (Association of College and Research Libraries. American Library Association, ).

Drawing on circulation records, patron reviews, and other archived materials, Libraries and the Reading Public in Twentieth-Century America underscores the evolving roles that libraries have played in the lives of American readers. Each essay in this collection examines a historical circumstance related to reading in libraries.

Censorship in Libraries and Schools Essay - Censorship in Libraries and Schools What would you do if you went to your child's school and saw that they were looking at inappropriate material on the internet. Would you react the same way if they were in a public library.

Who decides what is okay for your children to view. the public well-being. Book Censorship and Government.

The methodology of rule varies amongst individual countries and nations alike. In certain locations, Book Censorship is deemed to be unlawful. However, in other locations, publications that are perceived to be in direct contrast with theocratic or moral standards may undergo Book Censorship.

ABFE, which from its headquarters in White Plains fights book banning across the country, keeps a list of books challenged each year by American public libraries and schools.

Inthat list includes Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, Toni Morrison’s Beloved, and Emily M. Danworth’s The Miseducation of Cameron : Amy Brady.While a great deal of censorship is aimed at works relating to sex, censorship is actually used more often against unpopular ideas, precisely the kinds of ideas that the First Amendment was designed to protect.

The most banned book of this year - the one that was most often attacked in libraries - was one called "Daddy's Roommate.".

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