Silencing Joseph Johnson and the analytical review

Oliver, S 2009, 'Silencing Joseph Johnson and the analytical review' , The Wordsworth Circle, 40 (2-3) , pp. 96-102.

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Joseph Johnson’s Analytical Review, from May 1788 to December 1798, offered a radical contribution to journalism that for a decade confounded the British government’s attempts to restrict the freedom of the liberal press. The Analytical ceased publication shortly before Johnson went to jail for six months in February 1799 for selling a “seditious” pamphlet in his bookshop; however, in this article I argue that the unusual nature of the Analytical’s editorial policy was the underlying reason for the Crown prosecution that silenced the proprietor and his journal.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > P Language and Literature > PE English
Subjects / Themes > P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Memory, Text and Place
Schools: Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: The Wordsworth Circle
Publisher: Editorial Institute, Boston University
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0043-8006
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Depositing User: S Oliver
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2009 09:56
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 22:12

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