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A re-edited film is a film that has been edited from the original theatrical release. ... Censorship of Music, the practice of censoring music from the public, may take the form of partial or total censorship with the latter banning the music entirely. ... Video games have been the subject of debate and censorship, due to the depiction of graphic violence, sexual themes,[1] consumption of illegal drugs, consumption of alcohol or tobacco, or profanity in some games. ...

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Book burning is the practice of ceremoniously destroying by fire one or more copies of a book or other written material. ... A bleep censor is used to filter out inappropriate audio content during a live United States the Federal Communications Commission has the constitutional right to regulate indecent broadcasts. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Tape delay (broadcasting). ... DansGuardian blocking whitehouse. ... This article is about the graphical editing/censorship technique. ... During times of war post from the front is often opened and offending parts blanked or cut out. ... Prior restraint is a legal term referring to a governments actions that prevent materials from being published. ... Self-censorship is the act of censoring and/or classifying ones own book(s), film(s), or other kind of art to avoid offending others without an authority pressuring them to do so. ... This article is for the meaning of censorship. ... A gag order is an order, sometimes a legal order by a court or government, other times a private order by an employer or other institution, restricting information or comment from being made public. ...

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Corporate censorship is a term used to denote either censorship through legal challenges, through refusal to sell a product, or refusal to advertise or allow air time. ... Censorship in Italy under Fascism Censorship in Italy was not created with Fascism, nor it ended with it, but it had a relevantly heavy importance in the life of Italians under the Regime. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Censorship by religion is a form of censorship where freedom of expression is controlled or limited using religious authority or on the basis of the teachings of the religion. ...

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Many societies have banned certain books. This is a partial list of books which have been banned. A ban is, generally, any decree that prohibits something. ... For other uses, see Book (disambiguation). ...

Various scriptures have been banned (and sometimes burned) at several points in history. The Bible, the Qur'an, and other religious scriptures have all been subjected to censorship and have been banned in various cities and countries. In Medieval Europe, the Roman Catholic Church created a program that lasted until 1966 to deal with dissenting printed opinion; it was called the Index Librorum Prohibitorum (index of prohibited books). Over the years many books based on the scriptures have also been banned, such as Leo Tolstoy's The Kingdom of God is Within You, which was banned in Russia for being anti-establishment. Many religions and spiritual movements hold certain written texts (or series of spoken legends not traditionally written down) to be sacred. ... Book burning is the practice of ceremoniously destroying by fire one or more copies of a book or other written material. ... For other uses, see Bible (disambiguation). ... The Qur’ān [1] (Arabic: , literally the recitation; also sometimes transliterated as Quran, Koran, or Al-Quran) is the central religious text of Islam. ... For other uses, see Censor. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... Catholic Church redirects here. ... Title page of Index Librorum Prohibitorum (Venice 1564). ... Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy(Lyof, Lyoff) (September 9 [O.S. August 28] 1828 – November 20 [O.S. November 7] 1910) (Russian: , IPA:  ), commonly referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer – novelist, essayist, dramatist and philosopher – as well as pacifist Christian anarchist and educational reformer. ... The 1st English edition of The Kingdom of God is Within You, 1894 The Kingdom of God is Within You is a non-fiction work written by Leo Tolstoy and was first published in Germany in 1894, after being banned in his home country of Russia. ... Not to be confused with antidisestablishmentarianism. ...

Books deemed critical of the state or its interests are another common target for banning.

Books that deal with criminal matter have also been subjected to censorship. Small-press titles that have become infamous by being banned include The Anarchist Cookbook, E for Ecstasy, and Hit Man. For other uses, see Censor. ... The Anarchist Cookbook, first published in 1971, is a book that contains recipes and instructions for the manufacture of explosives, rudimentary telecommunications phreaking devices and other dangerous and illegal items, some with merit and some dangerous if even attempted. ... E for Ecstasy (ISBN 0-9501628-8-4) was written by Nicholas Saunders and published in May of 1993. ... Hit Man, a Technical Manual for Independent Contractors by Rex Feral [1], is a how-to manual on contract killing. ...

In the four-volume series Banned Books,[1] the volumes were divided by grounds for banning: political, religious, sexual and social. The first three are often cited together as taboo in polite conversation. This article is about cultural prohibitions in general; for other uses, see Taboo (disambiguation). ... True Politeness. ...

Notably, children's books that deal with death or other teenage angst or various crimes often find themselves banned perhaps because of parental worries about teenage suicide or copycat crimes. Many publications are targeted on the premise that children would be corrupted by reading them. This fear led to the creation of the Comics Code Authority in 1954. Angst is a German, Dutch and nordic word for fear or anxiety. ... Teenage suicide is the self-killing of a teenager. ... The term copycat (also written as copy-cat or copy cat) refers to the tendency of humans to duplicate the behavior of others, as expressed in the saying, monkey see, monkey do. ... The seal of the Comics Code Authority, which appears on the covers of approved comic books. ...


List of banned books

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Title Author Type of Literature Reason
All Quiet on the Western Front Erich Maria Remarque Anti-war novel Banned in Nazi Germany for demoralizing and insulting the Wehrmacht.[2]
As I Lay Dying William Faulkner Novel Banned in Kentucky for language and for being anti-Christian. [3]
Andersonville (novel) MacKinlay Kantor Novel Banned in many places in the United States for obscenities and for promoting immorality. [4]
Animal Farm George Orwell Political novella Publication delayed in UK because of anti-Stalin theme. Confiscated in Germany by Allied troops. Banned in 1946 in Yugoslavia. Also banned in Kenya in 1991 and in the United Arab Emirates in 2002.[5]
Areopagitica John Milton Essay Banned in England for political reasons.[6]

For the films, see All Quiet on the Western Front (1930 film) and All Quiet on the Western Front (1979 film). ... Erich Maria Remarque (June 22, 1898 – September 25, 1970) was the pseudonym of Erich Paul Remark, a German author. ... The straight-armed Balkenkreuz, a stylized version of the Iron Cross, the emblem of the Wehrmacht. ... As I Lay Dying is a novel written by the American author William Faulkner. ... William Cuthbert Faulkner (born William Falkner), (September 25, 1897–July 6, 1962) was an American author. ... Andersonville is a novel by MacKinlay Kantor concerning the Confederate prisoner of war camp during the American Civil War (1861–1865). ... MacKinlay Kantor (1904–1977) was an American novelist and screenwriter who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1956 for his novel Andersonville. ... For other uses, see Animal Farm (disambiguation). ... George Orwell is the pen name of Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903[1][2] – 21 January 1950) who was an English writer and journalist well-noted as a novelist, critic, and commentator on politics and culture. ... Yugoslavia (Jugoslavija in the Latin alphabet, Југославија in Cyrillic; English: South Slavia, or literary The Land of South Slavs) describes three political entities that existed one at a time on the Balkan Peninsula in Europe, during most of the 20th century. ... First page of the 1644 edition of Areopagitica Areopagitica: A speech of Mr John Milton for the liberty of unlicensed printing to the Parliament of England is a prose tract or polemic by John Milton, published November 23, 1644, at the height of the English Civil War. ... For other persons named John Milton, see John Milton (disambiguation). ...


Title Author Type of Literature Reason
Bible Various authors Religious text Many translations of The Bible were banned by the Index Librorum Prohibitorum in the Catholic Church.

Banned in the USSR and the People's Republic of China for antireligious reasons.[citation needed] For other uses, see Bible (disambiguation). ... Title page of Index Librorum Prohibitorum (Venice 1564). ...

Biko Donald Woods Biography Banned in South Africa for its criticism of the apartheid system and white government.[citation needed]
Black Beauty Anna Sewell Novel Was banned in South Africa because of the use of the word 'black' in the title.[7]
Black Boy Richard Wright Novel Banned in Mississippi; California; Nashua, NH; Island Trees, NY for being Anti-Catholic, Anti-Semitic, Anti-Christian and obscene.[8]
Bhavsagar Granth Baba Bhaniara Religious text Banned in Punjab, India because it is deemed heretical by orthodox Sikhs.[citation needed]
The Blue Lotus Hergé Graphic novel Banned in China for its pro-Kuomintang view and support.[citation needed]
The Book of One Thousand and One Nights Collection Banned in many primarily Muslim countries for promoting non-muslim faith[citation needed]
Bridge to Terabithia Katherine Paterson Novel Previously banned in the US for its offensive language and depictions of the occult.[citation needed]

Biko is a biography about Black Consciousness Movement leader and anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko. ... For Donald Woods, a Hollywood actor of the 1930s, see Donald Woods (actor). ... For other uses, see Black Beauty (disambiguation). ... Anna Sewell (March 30, 1820 – April 25, 1878) was a British writer, the author of the classic novel Black Beauty. ... This article is about a novel. ... For other persons named Richard Wright, see Richard Wright (disambiguation). ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Baba Piara Singh Bhaniara (born in 1958) is the spiritual of a breakaway Sikh sect based in Dhamiana village in Ropar, Punjab. ... , This article is about the Indian state of Punjab. ... The Blue Lotus (Le Lotus bleu), first published in 1936, is one of The Adventures of Tintin, a series of classic comic-strip albums written and illustrated by Hergé featuring young reporter Tintin as a hero. ... Georges Prosper Remi (May 22, 1907 – March 3, 1983), better known by the pen name Hergé, was a Belgian comics writer and artist. ... The Kuomintang of China (abbreviation KMT) [1], also often translated as the Chinese Nationalist Party, is a political party in the Republic of China (ROC), now on Taiwan, and is currently the largest political party in terms of seats in the Legislative Yuan, and the oldest political party in the... Queen Scheherazade tells her stories to King Shahryar. ... For the 1985 film, see Bridge to Terabithia (1985 film). ... Katherine Paterson Katherine Paterson is an award-winning American author of books for children. ... For other uses, see Occult (disambiguation). ...


Title Author Type of Literature Reason
The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger Novel Banned in various parts of the U.S. for language and sexual content. Also challenged and removed from several schools because the main character exhibits behavior deemed "inappropriate".[9]
Call of the Wild Jack London Novel Banned in Yugoslavia, Italy, and burned in Nazi bonfires.[10]
Candide Voltaire Novel Seized by US Customs in 1930 for obscenity.[10]

The Catcher in the Rye is a novel by J. D. Salinger. ... Jerome David Salinger (born January 1, 1919) is an American author best known for The Catcher in the Rye, a classic coming-of-age story that has enjoyed enduring popularity since its publication in 1951. ... The Call of the Wild is a novel by Jack London. ... For other persons named Jack London, see Jack London (disambiguation). ... For the Bernstein operetta based on the book, see Candide (operetta). ... For other uses, see Voltaire (disambiguation). ...


Title Author Type of Literature Reason
Dakar - The story of the Israeli submarine unit Mike Eldar, Captain Navy Israeli Navy History The book was banned in 1997 by a district court, due to an alleged charge according to the "Official Secret Act" following the ban of Eldar's previous book "Flotilla 11" regardless the fact it had been approved by the Israeli military censor and despite the fact that over 2000 copies had been sold. Eldar was accused of "espionage", his home was searched, his website was shut down and his computer and documents were confiscated. Following a 4-year legal struggle, the book was released and all charges against Eldar were dropped.[citation needed]
Did 6 Million Really Die? Richard Harwood Holocaust denial Previously banned in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, and most of mainland Europe, Germany and Austria in particular, for Holocaust denial.[citation needed]
Doctor Zhivago Boris Pasternak Novel Banned within the USSR until 1988 for its criticism of the Bolshevik Party.[citation needed]
The Death of Lorca Ian Gibson Biography, True crime Banned briefly in Spain. [2]

Did Six Million Really Die? by Richard Harwood (a. ... Richard Verrall (born 1948) is a National Front member and edited its magazine Spearhead from 1976 to 1980. ... For other uses, see Doctor Zhivago (disambiguation). ... Boris Leonidovich Pasternak (Russian: ) (February 10 [O.S. January 29] 1890 – May 30, 1960) was a Nobel Prize-winning Russian poet and writer, in the West best known for his epic novel Doctor Zhivago. ... Ian Gibson (1939-) is an Irish author known for his biographies on Antonio Machado, Salvador Dalí and particularly his work on Federico Lorca, for which he won several awards. ...


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Title Author Type of Literature Reason
Freedom writers diary The Freedom Writers Nonfiction Banned in Perry Township, Indiana, for sexual content and racial slurs.[11]


Title Author Type of Literature Reason
The Giver Lois Lowry Novel Banned from some schools in Kansas and California; restricted at schools in several other U.S. states. The book addresses many controversial themes including euthanasia.[12]
The God of Small Things Arundhati Roy Novel Written in 1996, claimed to be portraying intereligion occasional sex scenes involving a Christian woman and low caste-Hindhu servant. Ban overturned in India.[13]

This article is about the book. ... Lois Lowry (born March 20, 1937) is an author of childrens literature who has been awarded the Newbery Medal twice: first for Number the Stars in 1990, and again in 1994 for The Giver, her most famous and controversial work. ... For mercy killings not performed on humans, see Animal euthanasia. ... Suzanna Arundhati Roy[1] (born November 24, 1961) is an Indian novelist, writer and activist. ...


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Title Author Type of Literature Reason
The King Never Smiles Paul M. Handley Biography Banned in Thailand for its criticism of King Bhumibol Adulyadej[14]

To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Bhumibol Adulyadej (Thai: ; IPA: ; Royal Institute: Phumiphon Adunyadet;  ) (born Saturday,December 5, 1927 in the Year of the Rabbit), is the current King of Thailand. ...


Title Author Type of Literature Reason
Lady Chatterley's Lover D. H. Lawrence Novel Temporarily banned in the United States and UK for violation of obscenity laws. Banned in Australia.[15]
The Lorax Dr. Seuss Children's book Banned from schools in parts of the US for being an allegorical political commentary.[16]

This article is about the novel. ... David Herbert Richards Lawrence (11 September 1885 – 2 March 1930) was an English writer of the 20th century, whose prolific and diverse output included novels, short stories, poems, plays, essays, travel books, paintings, translations, literary criticism, and personal letters. ... Cover of The Lorax This article is about the Dr. Seuss childrens story. ... Theodor Seuss Geisel (pronounced ; March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American writer and cartoonist, better known by his pen name, Dr. Seuss (often pronounced , but he himself said [1]). He published over 40 childrens books, which were often characterized by his imaginative characters and frequent use of...


Title Author Type of Literature Reason
Mein Kampf Adolf Hitler Political ideology Banned due to anti-Nazi laws. However, possession and sale for historical reasons is legal in Germany, Austria and the Netherlands[citation needed].
The Malay Dilemma Mahathir bin Mohamad Political ideology Banned in Malaysia for its criticism of UMNO and the May 13 Incident. But the ban was lifted when Dr. Mahathir himself was made the 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia.[citation needed]
Mephisto Klaus Mann Political novel / Satire In 1968, Gustaf Gründgens' adopted son Peter Gorski sued Nymphenburger Verlagsbuchhandlung, then the publisher of Mephisto in West Germany. The Federal Constitutional Court of Germany ruled that Gründgens' personal freedom (Article 2 of the Basic Law) was more important than the freedom of art (Article 5).[citation needed]
Mirror of the Polish Crown Sebastian Miczyński Anti-Semitic pamphlet Because this pamphlet published in 1618 was one of the causes of the anti-Jewish riots in Cracow it was banned by Sigismund III Vasa[citation needed]
The Moon is Down John Steinbeck Political novel Banned in Nazi Germany and Nazi-occupied countries during World War II. Distributed Illegally by various resistance movements.[citation needed]
The Mountain Wreath Petar II Petrović Njegoš Drama in verse Banned in Bosnia schools by Carlos Westendorp.[17]

Mein Kampf (English translation: My Struggle) is a book by the German-Austrian politician Adolf Hitler, which combines elements of autobiography with an exposition of Hitlers National Socialist political ideology. ... Hitler redirects here. ... The Malay Dilemma is a controversial book written by Mahathir bin Mohamad in 1970. ... Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad () was the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia. ... The May 13 Incident saw numerous cases of arson in the Malaysian capital city of Kuala Lumpur. ... There are two movies of this name. ... Klaus Mann at 12 years old. ... Gustaf Gründgens (December 22, 1899 - October 7, 1963) was one of Germanys most famous actors of the 20th century. ... The Bundesverfassungsgericht The Federal Constitutional Court (in German: Bundesverfassungsgericht, BVerfG) is a special court established by the German constitutional document, the Grundgesetz (Basic Law). ... Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany The Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany (German: Grundgesetz für die Bundesrepublik Deutschland) is the constitution[1] of Germany. ... Mirror of the Polish Crown (Polish: ) (full title Mirror of the Polish Crown expressing the profound insults and great anxieties it receives from the Jews) is an anti-Semitic pamphlet published in 1618 by Sebastian MiczyÅ„ski, professor of philosophy at Cracow Jagellonian University. ... Sebastian Miczynski was a 16th/17th century Polish academic. ... For a bill proposed in USA in 1998, see Bill 1618. ... Motto: none Voivodship Lesser Poland Municipal government Rada miasta Kraków Mayor Jacek Majchrowski Area 326,8 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 757,500 (2004 est. ... Sigismund III Vasa (Polish: ) (20 June 1566 – 30 April 1632 N.S.) was King of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from 1587 to 1632, and King of Sweden (where he was known simply as Sigismund) from 1592 until he was deposed in 1599. ... This article is about the novel. ... For other members of the family, see Steinbeck (disambiguation). ... The Mountain Wreath (Serbian: Горски вијенац or Gorski vijenac, in original orthography: Горскıй вıенацъ) is a poem and play, commonly considered a literary masterpiece, written by Montenegrin Prince-Bishop and poet Petar II Petrović-NjegoÅ¡. NjegoÅ¡ published The Mountain Wreath, in 1847. ... Petar II Petrović-NjegoÅ¡ (Serbian Cyrillic: Петар II Петровић-Његош) (November 13 (November 1 Old Style), 1813 - October 31 (October 19 Old Style), 1851) was the ruler of Montenegro and the Cetinje Episcope of the Serbian Orthodox Church (Serbian: Владика). He made Montenegro a secular state and is considered by many to be among... This article is about the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... Carlos Westendorp y Cabeza (born 1937) is a Spanish diplomat who held the post of High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina from June 1997 to July 1999. ...


Title Author Type of Literature Reason
Notre ami le roi Gilles Perrault Biography of Hassan II of Morocco Banned in Morocco for political reasons.[18]
Native Son Richard Wright Novel Banned in the USA for sexually graphic and violent content.[19]

Gilles Perrault (*1931) is a French writer and journalist. ... King Hassan, pictured late in life. ... For other uses, see Native Son (disambiguation). ... For other persons named Richard Wright, see Richard Wright (disambiguation). ...


Title Author Type of Literature Reason
On the Origins and Perpetual Use of the Legislative Powers of the Apostolic Kings of Hungary in Matters Ecclesiastical. Adam F. Kollár Legal-political Banned by the Vatican in 1514 for arguments against the political role of the Roman Catholic Church.[20] Original title: De Originibus et Usu perpetuo.


Title Author Type of Literature Reason
The Peaceful Pill Handbook Philip Nitschke and Fiona Stewart Instructional manual on euthanasia Banned in New Zealand by Office of Film & Literature Classification since it was deemed to be objectionable.[21]

Philip Nitschke (born 1947) is an Australian medical doctor, Humanist and founder of the pro-euthanasia group Exit. ... For mercy killings not performed on humans, see Animal euthanasia. ...


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Title Author Type of Literature Reason
Rights of Man Thomas Paine Political Banned in the UK and author charged with treason for supporting the French Revolution.[10]
Rangila Rasul Pt. Chamupati Religious Currently banned in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.[22]

Thomas Paine wrote the Rights of Man in 1791 as a reply to Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke, and as such, it is a work glorifying the French Revolution. ... For other persons of the same name, see Thomas Paine (disambiguation). ... Rangila Rasul was published during the time of Arya Samaj and Muslim confrontation in Punjab (Undivided india) during 1920s[1]. It was written by an Arya Samaji, Pt. ...


Title Author Type of Literature Reason
The Satanic Verses Salman Rushdie Novel Banned in India, Singapore,[23] and Iran for blasphemy.
Soft Target: How Indian Intelligence Service Penetrated Canada Zuhair Kashmeri & Brian McAndrew Investigative Journalism Banned in India.[24]
Spycatcher Peter Wright Autobiography Banned in UK 1985-1988 for revealing secrets. Wright was a former MI5 intelligence officer and his book was banned before it was even published in 1987.[25][26]

For the verses known as Satanic Verses, see Satanic Verses. ... Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie (born June 19, 1947) is an Indian-British novelist and essayist. ... Spycatcher cover Spycatcher is a book by the former MI5 secret service operative and Assistant Director Peter Wright. ... See also Peter Wright (rugby player) and Pete Wright (musician) Peter Wright (born on August 9, 1916 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, United Kingdom - died April 27, 1995 in Tasmania, Australia) was a former MI5 counterintelligence officer noted for writing the controversial book Spycatcher (ISBN 0670820555), which was part memoir, part expos...


Title Author Type of Literature Reason
The Turner Diaries William Luther Pierce Novel Book stores and libraries refuse to distribute it because of its racist theme.[27] Banned in Germany for its Nazi ideology theme and Pierce leadership in the American Nazi Party. Blamed for a number of crimes allegedly inspired by the novel.[28]
Tropic of Cancer Henry Miller Novel (fictionalized memoir) Banned in the US in the 1930s until the early 1960s, seized by US customs for sexually explicit content and vulgarity. The rest of Miller's work was also banned by the United States.[29] Also banned in South Africa until the late 1980s.

The Turner Diaries is a 1978 novel by Dr. William Luther Pierce (under the pseudonym Andrew Macdonald), the late leader of the National Alliance, a white separatist organization. ... William Luther Pierce III (September 11, 1933 – July 23, 2002) was the leader of the white separatist National Alliance organization, and a principal ideologue of the white nationalist movement. ... Tropic of Cancer is a novel by Henry Miller, first published in 1934 by Obelisk Press in Paris and still in print (Grove Press 1987 paperback: ISBN 0-8021-3178-6). ... Henry Miller photo taken by Carl Van Vechten, 1940 Henry Valentine Miller (December 26, 1891 – June 7, 1980) was an American writer and, to a lesser extent, painter. ...


Title Author Type of Literature Reason
Ulysses James Joyce Novel Challenged and temporarily banned in the US for its sexual content. Ban overturned in United States v. One Book Called Ulysses.
Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe Novel Banned in the Southern States and Tzarist Russia. Challenged by the NAACP for allegedly racist portrayal of African Americans and the use of the word nigger.[30]
United States-Vietnam Relations: 1945-1967 Robert McNamara and the United States Department of Defense Government Study President Nixon attempted to suspend publication of classified information. See: New York Times Co. v. United States

Ulysses is a novel by James Joyce, first serialized in parts in the American journal The Little Review from March 1918 to December 1920, and then published in its entirety by Sylvia Beach on February 2, 1922, in Paris. ... This article is about the writer and poet. ... ... Uncle Toms Cabin, or Life Among the Lowly, is American author Harriet Beecher Stowes fictional anti-slavery novel. ... Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe (June 14, 1811 – July 1, 1896) was an American author and abolitionist, whose novel Uncle Toms Cabin (1852) attacked the cruelty of slavery; it reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential, even in Britain. ... The U.S. Southern states or The South, known during the American Civil War era as Dixie, is a distinctive region of the United States with its own unique historical perspective, customs, musical styles, and cuisine. ... // Nigger is a racial slur used to refer to dark-skinned people, especially those of African ancestry. ... The Pentagon Papers is the colloquial term for United States-Vietnam Relations, 1945-1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense, a 47 volume, 7,000-page, top-secret United States Department of Defense history of the United States political and military involvement in the Vietnam War from 1945... For the figure skater, see Robert McNamara (figure skater). ... The United States Department of Defense (DOD or DoD) is the federal department charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government relating directly to national security and the military. ... Nixon redirects here. ... Holding In order to exercise prior restraint, the Government must show sufficient evidence that the publication would cause a “grave and irreparable” danger. ...


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First page of the 1644 edition of Areopagitica Areopagitica: A speech of Mr John Milton for the liberty of unlicensed printing to the Parliament of England is a prose tract or polemic by John Milton, published November 23, 1644, at the height of the English Civil War. ... For nearly the entire history of film production, certain films have been either boycotted by political and religious groups or literally banned by a regime for political or moral reasons. ... Book burning is the practice of ceremoniously destroying by fire one or more copies of a book or other written material. ... For other uses, see Censor. ... Catholic Church redirects here. ... Title page of Index Librorum Prohibitorum (Venice 1564). ... International Freedom of Expression eXchange. ... These authors are a selection from the prohibitions lists during the Nazi Third Reich and come from the following lists and others: List of damaging and undesirable writing, Liste des schädlichen und unerwünschten Schrifttums, December 31, 1938 Jahreslisten 1939-1941. ... This is a category of articles on writers some or all of whose works have been banned at some point at some time. ... This literature-related list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... Due to the controversial nature of free speech in the United States many books have been challenged by a variety of groups and agencies in order to prevent a particular work from being read by the general public. ...


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  6. ^ Karolides et al, p. 16-20
  7. ^ Why Were These Books Banned?.
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  9. ^ Forbidden Library.
  10. ^ a b c Banned Books Online.
  11. ^ "Teacher suspended over controversial book". www.msnbc.com. Retrieved on 2008-03-26.
  12. ^ [http://www.northern.edu/hastingw/Giver.html a brief overview of schools which have addressed complaints about The giver
  13. ^ Top 10 "Obscene" Literary Classics.
  14. ^ Warrick-Alexander, James (February 06, 2006). Thailand Bars Univ. Website. Yale Daily News.
  15. ^ Cleland, John; Rembar, Charles; Miller, Henry (1986). The end of obscenity: the trials of Lady Chatterley, Tropic of cancer, and Fanny Hill. San Francisco: Harper & Row. ISBN 0-06-097061-8. 
  16. ^ Why Were These Books Banned? - The Lorax.
  17. ^ New World Order's Inquisition in Bosnia.
  18. ^ Notre ami le roi par Gilles Perrault
  19. ^ [1]
  20. ^ Andor Csizmadia, Adam Franz Kollár und die ungarische rechtshistorische Forschung. 1982.
  21. ^ Office of Film & Literature Classification - "The Peaceful Pill Handbook banned"
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