TREATISE ON THE LAW OF LIBEL AND THE LIBERTY OF THE PRESS
Item #: 13727
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2001.
Subjects: COMMUNICATIONS, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
Cooper (1759-1835) was an attorney, chemistry professor andinfluential Jeffersonian political pamphleteer who was,according to Dictionary of American Biography, "one of thefirst to sow the seeds of secession." DAB II: 415. His"passionate hostility to tyranny in any form" (DAB II: 415)is evident in this commentary on freedom of the presswherein he links the law of libel to the Sedition Act of1798. During the six months he spent in prison for hisobjection to the Sedition Act he wrote the first treatise onAmerican bankruptcy laws, The Bankrupt Law of America,compared with The Bankrupt Law of England, which waspublished in 1801. Cohen, Bibliography of Early AmericanLaw 3445. Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America16619. Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
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