Anthony Comstock

noun
United States reformer who led moral crusades against art and literature that he considered obscene (1844-1915)
Syn: ↑Comstock
Instance Hypernyms: ↑reformer, ↑reformist, ↑crusader, ↑social reformer, ↑meliorist

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  • Anthony Comstock — (* 7. März 1844 in New Canaan in Connecticut; † 21. September 1915) war ein früherer oberster Postinspektor und ein viktorianischen Moralvorstellungen verbundener Politiker in den USA. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Biografie 2 Nachwirken 3 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Comstock laws — Further information: Ulysses S. Grant presidential administration The symbol of Comstock s Society for the Suppression of Vice. The Comstock Act, 17 Stat. 598, enacted March 3, 1873, was a United State …   Wikipedia

  • Comstock Act — ▪ United States [1873]       federal statute passed by the U.S. Congress in 1873 as an “Act of the Suppression of Trade in, and Circulation of, Obscene Literature and Articles of Immoral Use.”       Named for Anthony Comstock (Comstock, Anthony) …   Universalium

  • Comstock-Gesetze — Wappen der von Comstock angeführten Gesellschaft zur Unterdrückung des Lasters Comstock Gesetze (engl. Comstock laws) werden die nach Anthony Comstock benannten Beschränkungen des Versands von Schriften und Gegenständen über die Post in den USA… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Comstock — noun United States reformer who led moral crusades against art and literature that he considered obscene (1844 1915) • Syn: ↑Anthony Comstock • Instance Hypernyms: ↑reformer, ↑reformist, ↑crusader, ↑social reformer, ↑meliorist …   Useful english dictionary

  • Comstock, Anthony — born March 7, 1844, New Canaan, Conn., U.S. died Sept. 21, 1915, New York, N.Y. U.S. social reformer. He was an early agitator against abortion and pornography, lobbying successfully for the enactment (1873) of a severe federal statute outlawing… …   Universalium

  • Anthony — /an teuh nee/ for 1, 2; /an theuh nee/ for 3; /an theuh nee/ or, esp. Brit., / teuh / for 4, n. 1. See Antony, Mark. 2. Saint, A.D. 251? 356?, Egyptian hermit: founder of Christian monasticism. 3. Susan Brownell /brow nel/, 1820 1906, U.S.… …   Universalium

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