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

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Univ of Wisconsin Press, Aug 1, 2002 - History - 520 pages
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The first edition of Purity in Print documented 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.

 

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Contents

Two The Vice Societies in the Progressive Era
23
Three The First World War
53
Four The First Postwar Clash191822
69
Five The Clean Books Crusade
99
Six The Latter 1920s
128
Seven Banned in Boston
167
Eight The Onslaught Against Federal Censorship
207
Nine The Thirties
244
Ten The Shifting Rhythms of Censorship from the 1950s to the 1970s
270
Symbolic Crusades Embattled Libraries Feminist Interventions New Technologies
317
Notes
363
Index
443
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Paul Boyer is the Merle Curti Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His many books include Salem Possessed (with Stephen Nissenbaum), By the Bomb’s Early Light, When Time Shall Be No More, and Fallout. He is editor in chief of The Oxford Companion to United States History.

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