9780299175849

Purity in Print : Book Censorship in America from the Gilded Age to the Computer Age

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  • ISBN13:

    9780299175849

  • ISBN10:

    0299175847

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-06-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Pr
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Summary

The first edition of Purity in Printdocumented book censorship in America from the 1870s to the 1930s, embedding it within the larger social and cultural history of the time. In this second edition, Boyer adds two new chapters carrying his history forward to the beginning of the twenty-first century.

Author Biography

Paul Boyer is the Merle Curti Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin -- Madison.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
ix
Preface to the Second Edition xi
Acknowledgments to the First Edition xv
Acknowledgments to the Second Edition xvii
Introduction to the First Edition xxi
The Vice Societies in the Nineteenth Century
1(22)
The Vice Societies in the Progressive Era
23(30)
The First World War
53(16)
The First Postwar Clash---1918-22
69(30)
The ``Clean Books'' Crusade
99(29)
The Latter 1920s
128(39)
``Banned in Boston''
167(40)
The Onslaught against Federal Censorship
207(37)
The Thirties
244(26)
The Shifting Rhythms of Censorship the 1950s to the 1970s
270(47)
1980 to the Present: Symbolic Crusades, Embattled Libraries, Feminist Interventions, New Technologies
317(46)
Notes 363(80)
Index 443

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