The Free Press Crisis of 1800

Thomas Cooper's Trial for Seditious Libel

Author: Peter Charles Hoffer

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Category: History

Page: 149

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Examines the trial of journalist Thomas Cooper, which was the first major constitutional challenge to the Sedition Act of 1798 and an important showcase for debating the role of government and the place of dissent in times of national emergency.