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Banned in Boston: The Watch and Ward Society's Crusade Against Books, Burlesque, and the Social Evil

Neil Miller
Format
Book
Published
Boston : Beacon Press, c2010.
Language
English
ISBN
9780807051122 (hardcover : alk. paper), 0807051128 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Contents
  • Prologue: The battle of Brimstone Corner, April 1926
  • Founding fathers, 1878
  • First forays into censorship, 1881-1898
  • Politics, poker, and the "social evil, " 1884-1897
  • Mrs. Glyn and sin, 1903-1909
  • Tough guys and "blue bloods, " 1907-1925
  • New Bedford, 1916
  • The battle of Diamond Hill, 1917-1918
  • Café Society, 1917-1919
  • Corruption fighters, 1913-1924
  • Mencken versus Chase, round 2, 1926
  • Censorship goes wild, 1927-1928
  • Boston, 1929
  • The Dunster Bookshop fiasco, 1929
  • Depression days, 1930-1938
  • This was burlesque, 1931-1953
  • The forties, 1941-1948
  • A kinder, gentler watch and ward, 1948-1967.
Description
xi, 209 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 184-199) and index.
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