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The Resource Imperiled innocents : Anthony Comstock and family reproduction in Victorian America, Nicola Beisel

Imperiled innocents : Anthony Comstock and family reproduction in Victorian America, Nicola Beisel

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Imperiled innocents : Anthony Comstock and family reproduction in Victorian America
Title
Imperiled innocents
Title remainder
Anthony Comstock and family reproduction in Victorian America
Statement of responsibility
Nicola Beisel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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 literature. Much of their rhetoric influences debates on issues surrounding children and sexuality today. In a book filled with Victorian accounts of pregnant girls, prostitutes,
  • abortionists, Free Lovers, and others deemed "immoral," Nicola Beisel argues that rhetoric about the moral corruption of children speaks to an ongoing parental concern: that children will fail to replicate or exceed their parents' social position. In a rare analysis of Anthony Comstock's crusade with the New York and New England Societies for the Suppression of Vice, Beisel examines how the reformer worked on the anxieties of the upper classes. Showing how a moral
  • crusade can bring a society's diffuse anxieties to focus on specific sources, Beisel offers a fresh theoretical approach to moral reform movements
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beisel, Nicola Kay
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in American politics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Comstock, Anthony
  • Child rearing
  • Censorship
  • Social mobility
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Imperiled innocents : Anthony Comstock and family reproduction in Victorian America, Nicola Beisel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [255]-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm34775919
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 275 pages
Isbn
9780691027791
Lccn
96003013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34775919
  • (Sirsi) a578957
Label
Imperiled innocents : Anthony Comstock and family reproduction in Victorian America, Nicola Beisel
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [255]-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm34775919
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 275 pages
Isbn
9780691027791
Lccn
96003013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34775919
  • (Sirsi) a578957

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