Silenced in the Library: Banned Books in America

by
Zeke Jarvisauthor

Zeke Jarvis is associate professor of English at Eureka College in Eureka, IL.

Silenced in the Library: Banned Books in America

20170818

Greenwood

Pages 320
Topics Popular Culture
  • eBook

    9781440843952

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Silenced in the Library: Banned Books in America

Author(s): Jarvis, Zeke
Contributors: Jarvis, Zeke
Abstract:

Censorship has been an ongoing phenomenon even in "the land of the free." This examination of banned books across U.S. history examines the motivations and effects of censorship, shows us how our view of right and wrong has evolved over the years, and helps readers to understand the tremendous importance of books and films in our society.


• Provides readers with a broad understanding of the different levels of censorship

• Puts challenges to books into historical context of societal standards and current events

• Takes both historical and literary perspectives, recognizing the lasting cultural influences of texts and their literary significance

• Presents biographical background of major authors who have been challenged

• Identifies the source and explains the result of challenges to the most important or influential banned books

• Compares challenges to controversial books against similar challenges to controversial films, television shows, and video games

SortTitle: silenced in the library: banned books in america
Keyword(s): Popular Culture
Author Info:
Zeke Jarvisauthor

Zeke Jarvis is associate professor of English at Eureka College in Eureka, IL.

eISBN-13: 9781440843952
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440843945
Imprint: Greenwood
Pages: 320
Publication Date: 20170818
Publication Year: 2017