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ANTHONY COMSTOCK AND THE NEW YORK SOCIETY FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF VICE When Whitman published Leaves' of Grass in 1882, he unwittingly stepped into a conflict between proponents of free love and Comstock's anti-obscenity forces that had been raging for a decade.
Some books now considered classics were simply unavailable for decades due to pressure from religious communities or actions by self-appointed and legally dubious municipal boards that sought to suppress "vice" The New York Society for the Suppression of Vice, for example, never wielded any official power.
Their bestknown foe was a man whose name has become synonymous with prudish censorship: Anthony Comstock, Christian fundamentalist and founder of the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice, who devoted his life to suppressing sexual, anti-clerical, and otherwise "immoral" literature.