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Author Bezanson, Randall P., author.

Title Taxes on knowledge in America : exactions on the press from colonial times to the present / Randall P. Bezanson
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1994
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1994
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Description 1 online resource (334 pages)
Contents Cover; Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1. Knowledge Taxes in England; Early Methods of Press Control; The Taxes on Knowledge; The English Heritage; 2. Knowledge Taxes from the Colonial Period Through Ratification of the First Amendment; The Pre-Revolutionary Experience; Ratification of the First Amendment; Conclusion; 3. Federal Knowledge Taxes in Nineteenth-Century America; The Federal Advertising Tax, 1862-67; The Federal Paper Tax; Conclusion; 4. State and Municipal Knowledge Taxes in Nineteenth-Century America; Knowledge Taxes in Virginia; Knowledge Taxes in Texas
Knowledge Taxes in MassachusettsKnowledge Taxes in Illinois; 5. Knowledge Taxes in Nineteenth-Century America: Observations at the End of the Print Era; 6. Knowledge Taxes in Twentieth-Century America; The Dawn of a New Age of Technology; Sales and Use Taxation to Mid-Century; State Knowledge Taxation in a Changing Environment: The Massachusetts and Illinois Experiences; The Illinois and Massachusetts Experiences: Reflections at the Dawn of a New Era; 7. Beyond the Traditional Setting: Knowledge Taxation in New Environments; Some Preliminary and General Considerations
Selected BibliographyTable of Cases; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; R; S; T; U; V; W
Taxation of Broadcast and CableTaxation of Telecommunication and Computer Technology; Looking Forward; 8. The Postal System; Introduction; A Concise History of the Postal System and the Rates of Postage; Postal Rates and the Taxation of Knowledge; 9. Developing Doctrine in the Supreme Court: Some Lessons from History; Knowledge Taxes and Freedom of the Press: The Minneapolis Star & Tribune Case; Knowledge Taxation Revisited in a Larger Framework: Leathers v. Medlock; Knowledge Taxation and the Constitution: Minneapolis Star, Ragland, Leathers, and Beyond; 10. The Perspectives of History
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Censorship -- United States -- History
Press law -- United States -- History
Stamp duties -- United States -- History
LAW -- Civil Procedure.
LAW -- Legal Services.
LAW -- Military.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- Judicial Branch.
Press law.
Press law.
Stamp duties.
Stamp duties.
United States.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 058512647X