Purifying America : women, cultural reform, and pro-censorship activism, 1873-1933 / Alison M. Parker.Material type: TextSeries: Women in American history: Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1997Description: xii, 286 p. : ill. ; 24 cmISBN: 0252023293 (cloth : acid-free paper); 9780252023293 (cloth : acid-free paper); 0252066251 (pbk. : acid-free paper); 9780252066252 (pbk. : acid-free paper)Subject(s): Women social reformers -- United States -- History | Woman's Christian Temperance Union -- History | Censorship -- United States -- History | Popular culture -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States -- History | United States -- Moral conditions -- History | Censorship History United States | Geschichte 1873-1933 | Popular culture Moral and ethical aspects History United States | United States Moral conditions History | Woman's Christian Temperance Union History | Women social reformers History United StatesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Purifying America.DDC classification: 303.48/4/092273 LOC classification: HQ1419 | .P27 1997Other classification: 15.85 | 15.87 | 17.87 | 17.91 | 18.06 | 7,26
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -276) and index.
Women's activism and alliances : WCTU crusades and the quest for political power -- The suppression of impure literature : impressionable children, protective mothers -- Guardians of public morals" : professional identity and the American Library Association -- Amateur censors and critics : creating an alternative cultural hierarchy -- Mothering the movies : women reformers and popular culture -- The production of "pure" children's literature : the WCTU's young crusader -- Hearts uplifted and minds refreshed : promoting and producing pure culture.
Debates over censorship often become debates over the influence of culture on society's morals and the perceived need to protect women and children. Purifying America explores the widespread middle-class advocacy of censorship as a popular reform around the turn of the century and provides a historical perspective on contemporary debates over censorship, morality, and pornography that continue to divide women.