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Prurient Interests

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Published by Columbia University Press .
Written in English


  • American history: from c 1900 -,
  • Gender Studies,
  • Pornography & obscenity,
  • First World War, 1914-1918,
  • Inter-war period, 1918-1939,
  • Second World War, 1939-1945,
  • c 1900 - c 1914,
  • Social Science,
  • History - U.S.,
  • Sociology,
  • New York,
  • Pornography,
  • United States - 20th Century (1900-1945),
  • United States - State & Local - General,
  • Social Science / General,
  • 20th century,
  • Erotica,
  • History,
  • New York (State),
  • Obscenity (Law),
  • Sex in popular culture,
  • Social aspects

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages290
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9553663M
ISBN 100231110677
ISBN 109780231110679

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