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Berkowitz, Eric, Dangerous Ideas: A Brief History  of Censorship in the West, from the Ancients to Fake News. Boston: Beacon Press, 2021.

Biesen, Sheri Chinen, “Classic Hollywood and American Film Censorship”, The American Historian, 2019. 


Coetzee. J. M.,  Giving Offense : Essays on Censorship. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.

Fellion, Matthew, and Katherine Inglis, Censorship: A Literary History of Subversion and Control. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017.

Halperin, David M. and Trevor Hoppe (eds.), The War on Sex. Durham: Duke University Press, 2017.

Heins, Marjorie, Sex, Sin and Blasphemy: A Guide to America’s Censorship Wars.New York: The New Press, 1993.

Karolides, Nicholas J, Margaret Bald, and Dawn B. Sova, 120 Banned Books: Censorship Histories of World Literature. 2ndEdition. New York: Checkmark Books, 2011.

Kibler, M. Alison, Censoring Racial Ridicule: Irish, Jewish, and African Struggles over Race and Representation, 1890-1930.Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015.

Levy, Leonard W., Freedom of Speech and Press in Early American History: Legacy of Suppression.New York: Harper Torchbooks, 1963.

Ovenden, Richard., Burning the Books: A History of the Deliberate Destruction of Knowledge. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2020.

Petersen, Klaus, and Allen C. Hutchinson (eds.), Interpreting Censorship in Canada.Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999.

Post, Robert C. (ed.), Censorship and Silencing: Practices of Cultural Regulation. Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities, 1998.

Reichman, Henry, Censorship and Selection: Issues and Answers for Schools.3rdEdition. Chicago and London: American Library Association, 2001.

Soley, Lawrence, Censorship Inc.: The Corporate Threat to Free Speech in the United States. New York: Monthly Review Press, 2002.

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