Imperiled Innocents : Anthony Comstock and Family Reproduction in Victorian America.

Moral reform movements claiming to protect children began to emerge in the United States over a century ago, most notably when Anthony Comstock and his supporters crusaded to restrict the circulation of contraception, information on the sexual rights of women, and "obscene" art and literat...

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Author / Creator: Beisel, Nicola Kay.
Other Authors / Creators:Beisel, Nicola Kay Kay.
Format: eBook Electronic
Imprint: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 1997.
Series:Princeton Studies in American Politics: Historical, International, and Comparative Perspectives Ser.
Local Note:Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2022. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Introduction: Family Reproduction, Children's Morals, and Censorship
  • 2. The City, Sexuality, and the Suppression of Abortion and Contraception
  • 3. Moral Reform and the Protection of Youth
  • 4. Anthony Comstock versus Free Love: Religion, Marriage, and the Victorian Family
  • 5. Immigrants, City Politics, and Censorship in New York and Boston
  • 6. Censorious Quakers and the Failure of the Anti-Vice Movement in Philadelphia
  • 7. Morals versus Art
  • 8. Conclusion: Focus on the Family
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index