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

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-260082

Description

xi, 209 p. ; 24 cm., 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."

Details

Descriptive Terms

History.
Vigilance committees History.
Social control History.
Corruption History.
Censorship History.
Sex-oriented businesses History.
Social conditions 19th century.
Social conditions 20th century.
Moral conditions.

Originator

Miller, Neil, 1945-

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.

Publication

Boston : Beacon Press

Description

xi, 209 p. ; 24 cm.
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."

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN

9780807051122 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0807051128 (hardcover : alk. paper)

Call Number

Stacks HV6795.B7 M55 2010

Other People and Orgs

Watch and Ward Society (Boston, Mass.)

Places

Massachusetts Boston
Boston (Mass.)