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Banned in Boston :the Watch and Ward Society's crusade against books, burlesque, and the social evil /Neil Miller.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Miller, Neil, 1945-
Publication
Boston : Beacon Press
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.
Date
c2010.
Description
In this spectacular romp through the Puritan City, Neil Miller relates the scintillating story of how a powerful band of Brahmin moral crusaders helped make Boston the most straitlaced city in America, forever linked with the infamous catchphrase "Banned in Boston."
xi, 209 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
0807051128 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780807051122 (hardcover : alk. paper)
GUSN
260082
Call Number
Stacks HV6795.B7 M55 2010
Other People and Orgs
Watch and Ward Society (Boston, Mass.)
Descriptive terms
Censorship History.
Corruption History.
History.
Moral conditions.
Sex-oriented businesses History.
Social conditions 19th century.
Social conditions 20th century.
Social control History.
Vigilance committees History.
Places
Boston (Mass.)
Massachusetts Boston

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