Banned in Boston: The Watch and Ward Society?s Crusade against Books, Burlesque, and the Social Evil

Banned in Boston: The Watch and Ward Society?s Crusade against Books, Burlesque, and the Social Evil

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“I want to be intelligent, even if I do live in Boston.”

—an anonymous Bostonian, 1929

 

In this spectacular romp through the Puritan City, Neil Miller relates the scintillating story of how a powerful band of Brahmin moral crusaders helped make Boston the most straitlaced city in America, forever linked with the infamous catchphrase “Banned in Boston.” 

 

Bankrolled by society’s upper crust, the New England Watch and Ward Society acted as a quasi-vigilante… (more)

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Book Details  


Publisher: Beacon Press (October 13, 2010)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 272 pages

File size: 2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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