Banned in Boston the Watch and Ward Society's crusade against books, burlesque, and the social evil

Title Banned in Boston the Watch and Ward Society's crusade against books, burlesque, and the social evil
Names Miller, Neil.
Book Number DBC03723
Title Status Download Only
Medium Digital Book
Annotation Bankrolled by wealthy Brahmins and governed for eighty years by a complete faith in its righteousness, the thoroughly undemocratic Watch and Ward Society endeavored to keep the Hub of the Universe free from such unwholesome influences as prostitution, gambling, and the novels of Hemingway, Faulkner, and Sinclair Lewis. This is a lively history of censorship in a not-so-distant era, and a cautionary tale for today.
Narrator Rose, Jay.
Local Subject History, United States - HUS
History - HST
Adult Book - AD
Adult Non-Fiction - AN
Short Book - SH
Sociology - SOC
Audience Notes Male narrator.
LC Subject Vigilance committees - Massachusetts - Boston - History
Social control - Massachusetts - Boston - History
Corruption - Massachusetts - Boston - History
Censorship - Massachusetts - Boston - History
Sex-oriented businesses - Massachusetts - Boston - History
Boston (Mass.) - Social conditions - 19th century
Boston (Mass.) - Social conditions - 20th century
Boston (Mass.) - Moral conditions
Call Number 363.40974461 ANF
Language English
Released 2010
Publication Info Watertown, MA : Perkins Library, Perkins School for the Blind, 2010
Original Publication Recorded from: Boston : Beacon Press, c2010.
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