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Anthony Comstock

Richard Christian Johnson

Anthony Comstock

reform, vice, and the American way

by Richard Christian Johnson

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Published in Michigan: U.M.I. Dissertation Services .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Vice control

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Richard Christian Johnson
    The Physical Object
    Pagination210 p.
    Number of Pages210
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26885559M
    OCLC/WorldCa2706464

    She committed suicide the next morning. Up toMr. He embodied rectitude and family values. Text of the federal law for the District of Columbia[ edit ] The text of this act sect. They were passed and executed ostensibly to prevent the passage of obscene literature through the U.

    Anthony Comstock book agent held the power to confiscate immoral materials sent in the mail and arrest those sending it. Comstock was deputized as a special agent in the New York Post Office, empowering him to inspect the mail, seize what smut he found there, and arrest the senders responsible. In March,Mr. I had four publishers dealing in these arrested and the plates for of these books destroyed. She wrote a second letterto her mother, asking her forgiveness for leaving life prematurely.

    Merriamhe met with members of the House and illustrated his concern by Anthony Comstock book them obscene materials, obtained via the gaps in the existing legislation. We, who know the conditions there, know that the father cannot get a man's wage, because a child's labor can be had. Editing help is available. After the passing of the bill, the YMCA appointed a committee to oversee the enforcement of the law. There was never a dull moment when Comstock was official vice hound of the U.


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One possible loophole suggested itself to me. I found that there were books some of which had been in circulation since before I was born and which were publicly advertised and sold in connection with articles for producing abortion, prevention of conception, articles to aid seductions, and for indiscreet and immoral use.

This lesson in how religious fanaticism can destroy our freedom is now more important than ever. George Bernard Shaw coined the term "comstockery" to refer to Comstock's rampant censorship; Shaw himself was the target of legal proceedings to keep his Mrs.

Warren's Profession. Our English cousins have a vague idea of its intricacies but the Latin mind, either Italian, French or Spanish, cannot grasp the idea of its existence. Finally, brethren, "let us not be weary in well doing, for in due season we shall reap if we faint not. One Package 2d Cir.

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The Society for the Anthony Comstock book of Vice was formed to support Mr. Every child is a character-builder. Not only was the building to support the spiritual, mental, and social well-being of the young men, it was also suggested to benefit their physical condition.

Industry in the U. Comstock began his decency crusade in the early s, launching raids against Manhattan booksellers sidelining in erotic books, bringing him to the attention of the New York Young Men's Christian Association. After this incident, he continued the crusade throughout his neighborhood and while doing so, kept a ledger that had a record of every arrest he had made.

Certainly the Constitution of the U.

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After Congress passed the bill, it designated Comstock as a Anthony Comstock book agent in the United States Post Office charged with enforcing the law. In Maryland "obscene and indecent" books are mentioned, and "obscene" matters in South Carolina, with no more specific designation.

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Home» Browse» Books» Somewhat after the manner of James Branch Cabell, Anthony Comstock in his narrative writing is often compelled to. Comstock used his stature to lobby for stronger obscenity law, realized in the act for the Anthony Comstock book of Trade in, and Circulation of, Obscene Literature and Articles of Immoral Use", which came to be known as the Comstock Act, extending the law to allow for the seizure of obscene materials from the mail by federal magicechomusic.com: Mar 07, Anthony Comstock pdf born in in New Cannan, Connecticut.

His father was a prosperous farmer, and his mother was a devout Congregationalist. She died when Comstock was only 10 years old, but her religious fervor remained alive in her son who clung to the .Anthony Comstock was born in in New Cannan, Connecticut. His father was a prosperous farmer, and his mother was a devout Congregationalist.

She died when Comstock was only 10 years old, but her religious fervor remained alive in her son who clung to the .Ebook 20,  · In the s, New York City was a haven for artists and radicals. But it was also the nursery for a new kind of moral activism.

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