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Book Banning, Greenhaven Press, 2011, produced by Thomas Riggs and Company
“The first known instance of book burning in the United States dates to the colonial era. In 1650 William Pynchon, founder of the Springfield colony, caused an uproar when he published a religious tract that contradicted the established Puritan doctrine of the day. The book was confiscated, condemned in court as heresy, and burned in the Boston marketplace. Only four copies of the book survived, one of which is held today at the Connecticut Valley Historical Museum.”
Book Banning is part of the At Issue Series.
“The At Issue series includes a wide range of opinion on a single controversial subject. Each volume includes primary and secondary sources from a variety of perspectives — eyewitnesses, scientific journals, government officials and many others. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations to contact offer a gateway to future research.”
Thomas Riggs and Company, based in Missoula, Montana, specializes in publishing projects in the humanities, including biographies of writers, literary criticism, and study guides on literary works. It collaborates with other companies in the publishing industry, including Gale (Cengage Learning) and Chadwyck-Healer (ProQuest), producing widely distributed reference and academic works.
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