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Sin, Sex & Subversion: 1950s New York Outsiders and the Making of America’s 21st-Century Moral Order
During the tumultuous 1950s in America, sex was as threatening to the nation’s moral order as communism. New York was the capital of the post–World War II world and the epicenter of a fierce culture war over music, theatre, movies, fashion, and literature, as well as birth control, homosexuality, adolescent sex, pornography, and prostitution. Over the last half-century, Am ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published February 2nd 2016 by Carrel Books
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Very well researched and expressed. Became redundant at times because of the approach. Not entirely about New York, but uses the city as a starting point. Very good companion to books by Geoffrey R Stone and Eric Berkowitz. I could have done with less moralizing and opinion.