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  1. The Struggle for Free Speech in the United States, 1872-1915

    Edward Bliss Foote, Edward Bond Foote, and Anti-Comstock Operations

    By Janice Ruth Wood

    Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

    Passed in 1873, the Comstock Act banned 'obscene' materials from the mail without defining obscenity, leaving it open to interpretation by courts that were hostile to free speech. Literature that reflected changing attitudes toward sexuality, religion, and social institutions fell victim to the...

    Published February 23rd 2012 by Routledge

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