The English press in politics, 1760-1774 / by Robert R. Rea.

Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1963.

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Subjects Freedom of the press -- Great Britain.
Freedom of the press.
Grande-Bretagne -- Politique et gouvernement -- 1760-1789.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1760-1789.
Great Britain.
Journalism -- Great Britain.
Journalisme -- Grande-Bretagne.
Libertés publiques -- Grande-Bretagne.
Politics and government
Politieke aspecten.
Description ix, 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1963.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-264) and index.
Also issued online.
Summary During the reign of George III, the antagonism between the press and government was running high. This work discusses writings of John Wilkes and the pseudonymous "Junius", as well as many others of the time who sought to obtain and defend freedom of the press.
Contents Introduction: The mirror of politics -- I. Political reconstruction and the organization of the press, 1760-1762 -- II. The war of the weeklies -- III. The general warrant in politics -- IV. The general warrant in the courts of law: The cases arising from North Briton No. 45 -- V. Press, parliament, and privilege, 1763-1764 -- IV. The late minority and the pamphleteers -- VIII. The case for the press in pamphlets and parliament -- VIII. The press in action, 1765-1768 -- IX. The causes of the present discontents -- X. Junius and his printers -- XI. Press and Parliament: The opposition, 1770-1771 -- XII. Press and Parliament: The city, 1771 -- XIII. Calm after storm, 1771-1774.
Geographic Area Great Britain
Network Numbers (OCoLC)945716
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Rea, Robert Right, 1922-
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