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Licentious Gotham

Erotic Publishing and Its Prosecution in Nineteenth-Century New York

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$40.00 • £32.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674032835

Publication Date: 03/31/2009


408 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

24 halftones


  • List of Illustrations
  • Introduction
  • 1. “Beware of Print and Fancy Goods Stores”
  • 2. Flash Weeklies
  • 3. Fancy Books and Racy Pamphlets
  • 4. The Publishers
  • 5. Venus in the Mail
  • 6. The Triumph of Pornography
  • 7. The Comstock Act
  • 8. New Frontiers
  • Appendix: Titles of Books Named in New York Obscenity Indictments, 1840–1860
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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