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BRIA 24 3 Communication of Ideas

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS FOUNDATION
Bill of Rights in Action
WINTER 2009 (Volume 24, No. 3)

 Communication of Ideas

This special all-history edition of Bill of Rights in Action examines issues related to the communication of ideas. The first article looks at the first Western historians—the ancient Greeks Herodotus and Thucydides. The second article explores the printing revolution and its impact on Renaissance Europe. The last article looks at the “Great Compromiser” Henry Clay and his attempts to peacefully settle the disputes that ultimately led to the Civil War.

World History: Herodotus and Thucydides: Inventing History

World History: Gutenberg and the Printing Revolution in Europe

U.S. History: Henry Clay: Compromise and Union


 © 2009, Constitutional Rights Foundation, 601 South Kinglsey Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90005 (213) 487-5590 Fax (213) 386-0459


Officers: Joseph A. Calabrese, Chair; Publications Committee: Rachel L. Helyar, Marshall P. Horowitz, Walter R. Lancaster, Peter I. Ostroff, Lisa M. Rockwell, Patrick G. Rogan, Peggy Saferstein, K. Eugene Shutler, Gail Migdal Title, Russell C. Swartz, Douglas A. Thompson, Lois D. Thompson  Staff: Jonathan Estrin, President; Marshall L. Croddy, Vice President; Carlton Martz, Writer; Bill Hayes, Editor; Andrew Costly, Senior Publications Manager; Jocye Fienman, Wed Editor; Russel C. Swartz,CRF Board Reviewer.