The first edition of Purity in Print documented book censorship in America from the 1870s to the 1930s, embedding it within the larger social and cultural history of the time. In this second edition, Boyer adds two new chapters carrying his history forward to the beginning of the twenty-first century.
About the Author
Paul Boyer is the Merle Curti Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His many books include Salem Possessed (with Stephen Nissenbaum), By the Bomb’s Early Light, When Time Shall Be No More, and Fallout. He is editor in chief of The Oxford Companion to United States History.