By Janice Ruth Wood
Handed in 1873, the Comstock Act banned 'obscene' fabrics from the mail with out defining obscenity, leaving it open to interpretation by way of courts that have been adversarial to loose speech. Literature that mirrored altering attitudes towards sexuality, faith, and social associations fell sufferer to the Comstock Act and similar nation legislation. Dr. Edward Bliss Foote turned one of the earliest members convicted below the legislations after he mailed a brochure on birth-control tools. For the subsequent 4 many years, Foote Sr. and his son, Dr. Edward Bond Foote, challenged the Comstock Act in Congress, legislatures, and courts and in addition provided own suggestions to Comstock defendants. This booklet chronicles the Footes’ fight, analyzing not only the efforts of those cruising champions of freedom of expression and women's rights, but additionally the bigger matters surrounding loose speech and censorship within the Gilded Age of yankee heritage.
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Mauriceau wrote The Married Woman’s Private Medical Guide. Whatever similarity the authors and books shared was lost when it came to the subject of birth control. Hollick approved the concept of controlling reproduction but did not advocate particular methods. Mauriceau used his book to promote his own abortion services (Gordon, 2002, p. 110–1). , Hollick, and Mauriceau, the road had been paved in the 1830s by the first books on sex-related topics by Robert Dale Owen and Charles Knowlton (Brodie, 1994, p.
94). Free Love Divorce also appeared on the political agenda of the free-love movement, one of the most controversial—even divisive—issues of the century. Those who advocated free love challenged government and church intervention in personal matters, such as marriage and birth control, and featured more philosophical underpinnings than the free love movement of the 1960s. All its followers did not necessarily adopt unorthodox sexual practices, but early proponents who did separated themselves into communes (Sears, 1977, p 8), inside which a number of birth control measures developed.
Foote Jr. grew up in New York City with the affluence and the educational advantages that his father hadn’t enjoyed until a later age. ’s death, in that it reduces the public’s notice of the offspring’s activities. However, he added that in the Foote family the son was not bitter because he genuinely admired the characteristics of his father that made him famous (Schroeder, 1914, p. 3). Accordingly, Foote Jr. acknowledged that his own success was due as much to heredity and to the environment in which he was reared as to his own efforts (Putnam, 1894, pp.
The Struggle for Free Speech in the United States, 1872-1915: Edward Bliss Foote, Edward Bond Foote, and Anti-Comstock Operations (Studies in American Popular History and Culture) by Janice Ruth Wood