Governing the tongue : the politics of speech in early New England /

Colonial New Englanders would have found our modern notions of free speech very strange indeed. Children today shrug off harsh words by chanting "sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me," but in the seventeenth century people felt differently. "A soft tongue...

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Main Author: Kamensky, Jane.
Format: Book Electronic
Language:English
Published:New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
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