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978-0-8108-2151-4 • Hardback • May 1992 • $107.00 • (£82.00)
Lee Burress (BA, Wichita State; BC, Garret Evangelical Theological Seminary; Ph.D., English, Boston University) is Professor of English, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He has taught and published articles on a wide variety of subjects—American literature, folklore, composition, and literary censorship. Since 1963 he has carried out six state or national surveys of censorship problems in the public schools. He has been a member and chair of the Committee Against Censorship of the National Council of Teachers of English, chair of the Committee Against Censorship of the Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English, and an officer of the Wisconsin Intellectual Freedom Coalition since he helped to establish it in 1977. He is the author, co-author, or co-editor of several books on censorship.
...cover[s] many important events for those studying censorship conflicts.
— School Library Journal
...provides much food for thought plus practical explanations of the reasons for censorship problems...interesting reading...
— Choice Reviews
...ends with a strong set of conclusions...
— Wilson Library Bulletin
— The Book Report
It would be so very wondrous if this book became required reading for all would-be teachers, librarians, administrators, and trustees. The wisdom Burress has gained in the field has been nourished by his respect for reason and fact. Those who do read this work will find that they have a feeling of pride and worth for their profession they did not know was there before they cracked the cover.
— The Library Quarterly