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 contraceptive devices, information on the sexual rights of women, and "obscene" art and...

Full description

Saved in:
Bibliographic Details
Author / Creator: Beisel, Nicola Kay.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language notes:English.
Imprint: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1997.
Series:Princeton studies in American politics.
Online Access:Click here for full text at JSTOR
Table of Contents:
  • 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.