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The New England Watch and Ward Society

Author: Paul Charles Kemeny
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
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'The New England Watch and Ward Society' provides a new window into the history of the Protestant establishment's prominent role in late nineteenth-century public life and its confrontation with modernity, commercial culture, and cultural pluralism in early twentieth-century America.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kemeny, Paul Charles.
New England Watch and Ward Society.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017014933
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Charles Kemeny
ISBN: 9780190844400 019084440X
OCLC Number: 992437279
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 396 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
The origins of the New England Society for the Suppression of Vice --
The New England Society for the Suppression of Vice: who they were and why they wanted to suppress obscene literature --
The Protestant establishment in action --
Suppressing the "gambling hell" --
The failed campaign against prostitution --
The halcyon days of Protestant moral reform --
The demise of Protestant moral reform politics --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: P.C. Kemeny.

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