Banned In Boston: When Puritans Waged War On Vice

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Long before politicians debated the merits of banning ultra-violent video games or rap songs with offensive lyrics, the New England Watch and Ward Society set its sights on what it deemed objectionable material.

We revisit our conversation with Tufts University Professor Neil Miller, who chronicles the rise and fall of the New England Watch and Ward Society in his new book, Banned in Boston: The Watch and Ward Society's Crusade against Books, Burlesque, and the Social Evil.

This program aired on November 11, 2010.


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