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Anthony Comstock

Activist, Government (7-Mar-1844 — 21-Sep-1915)


Anna Louise Bates. Weeder in the Garden of the Lord: Anthony Comstock's Life and Career. Lanham, MD: University Press of America. 1995. 226pp.

Nicola Kay Beisel. Imperiled Innocents: Anthony Comstock and Family Reproduction in Victorian America. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 1997. 288pp.

De Robigne Mortimer Bennett. Anthony Comstock: His Career of Cruelty and Crime. New York: D. M. Bennett. 1878. Rare; also a Da Capo Press reprint in 1971.

Heywood Broun; Margaret Leech. Anthony Comstock: Roundsman of the Lord. New York: Albert and Charles Boni. 1927. 305pp.

Charles Gallaudet Trumbull. Anthony Comstock, Fighter: Some Impressions of a Lifetime of Adventure in Conflict with the Powers of Evil. New York: Fleming H. Revell. 1913. 246pp.


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  8. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.183)

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