The History of Censorship in the United States
Dec 10, 2019 · If you're looking for a clear-cut villain in the history of U.S. censorship, you've found him. In 1872, feminist Victoria Woodhull published an account of an affair between a celebrity evangelical minister and one of his parishioners. Comstock, who despised feminists, requested a copy of the book under a fake name, then reported Woodhull and had her arrested on obscenity charges.
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