Books for Understanding News

Banned Book Week; the “Ground Zero” Mosque; and epidemic of assassinated journalists across the globe. The freedoms enshrined in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution—free speech, freedom of religion—are implicit in many of our most urgent current events. This fall, AAUP created a new bibliographic guide offering a wealth of scholarship to help understand the history and implications of these concepts of freedom. Visit the Books for Understanding: Freedom of Expression and the First Amendment page for the complete list of titles.

Several other Books for Understanding bibliographies have undergone recent updates, and now include new 2009 & 2010 titles from member presses. Explore New York City, Voting & Elections, and Terrorism lists to learn more.