Censorship Chapters

When governments, or other institutions, want to control what people think and say, they censor what people write and speak. The stories in this collection are about various forms of censorship.

Jacob Abrams and fellow Russian socialists suffer arrest and trial for speaking and writing against US-government actions.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer speaks out against Hitlers position on Jews.

This image, from the German Federal Archives (Bundesarchiv), depicts Dietrich Bonhoeffer with students in the spring of 1932. The photo, by an unnamed...

Oliver Wendell Holmes writes a Supreme Court decision which allows people to say what they think but not necessarily avoid punishment.

Unknown to his Edgardo Mortara's parents, a Catholic servant girl working in the Mortara household baptizes the sick Edgardo when he is a young child.

Edgardo Mortara is a Jewish child, living in a Papal State, who is legally removed from his home under canon laws regarding baptism.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer keeps his faith in the goodness of God even as the Nazis hang him.

This image depicts the site where Dietrich Bonhoeffer was executed at Flossenburg. His body was cremated thereafter and his ashes were reportedly scat...

U.S. government posters target American women, during WWII, encouraging them to be part of the war effort.

Kapu means rules and learn how Hawaiians lived with them!

Mary Dyer defies Puritan authorities and leaves Massachusetts with Hutchinson, but makes the mistake of going back to England.

The British government in South Africa enacts race-based laws to oppress blacks in the country.

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