Censorship In Book Burning

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BAKER, K. (2016). BURNING BOOKS. History Today, 66(9), 41-46.
This article relates to censorship in many ways, especially the history of book burning. Baker discusses how books relating to the topics of collective memory, history and all other traditions were ordered to be burned by the Chinese Emperor in early stages of history. This ultimately lead to the killing of over 46,000 scholars. Following that, this resulted in nations such as Germany, Russia and even Spain adopting the book burning concept.
I feel as if this is a relevant source to the topic of Censorship. It mentions and strongly covers the book burning concept in which is highly referred to when talking about Censorship. It also gives historical information dating back to 213
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In my paper I will include the historical information about China and how they set the bar for everyone else to begin the book burning, as well as why they did what they did.
Nye, V., & Barco, K. (2012). True Stories of Censorship Battles in America's Libraries. (pp.73,102) Chicago: ALA Editions. In the specific chapters of this book it explains what falls under the broad category of Censorship, and what exactly the American Library Association (ALA) does about it. They provide examples such as different opinions on a cookbook and if one disagrees, then it may be a form of Censorship. It also discusses how judging whether or not it should be censored can be dependent on factors such as race and even gender.
This book is written from a somewhat biased standpoint, but can also be very helpful when it comes to the information. It only gives certain aspects such as how tedious the ALA can be when censoring certain books. However, at the same time it’s informative to see what factors the ALA uses when it comes to
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They present on a panel and explain different concepts about the art they have researched. They each explain how censorship is a form of propaganda and how it isn’t just the banning of books. Censorship can pertain to art and even everyday life, and everyone around you is the censors. Knowing that he was critiquing their work, the editor was showing a form of censorship.
This an extremely reliable source because it gives real life examples of how Censorship can be displayed. It gives the student’s examples of how they perceived Censorship as propaganda as well.
Knowing that Censorship doesn’t only pertain to books and that it pertains to almost anything can be a huge emphasis in my paper. I could also include the experiences that the editor had while he was on the panel.
Aliprandini, M., & Sprague, C. (2016). Banning Books: An Overview. Points Of View: Banning Books, 1.
This article solely focuses on why books are banned in the United States and what content is most commonly affected by this. Both Sprague and Aliprandini believe that the most common reasons to ban a book are sexual content and religious or political orthodoxies. Societies are more subjected to be offended by these topics rather than promoting the ideas in which are obtained by reading them. While also stating some history of book banning, it tends to focus on what Censorship actually
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