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Author Charles, Douglas M.
Title The FBI's obscene file : J. Edgar Hoover and the Bureau's crusade against smut / Douglas M. Charles.
Published Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2012.
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 Floor3  HV8144.F43 C427 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description x, 171 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- The evolution of American obscenity regulation and the FBI : the 1830s to 1932 -- The development of a centralized Obscene File : the 1940s -- The postwar Obscene File and social regulation : the late 1940s and 1950s -- Changing judicial views on obscenity, the Nixon administration, and the FBI : 1957 to the early 1970s -- The FBI's anti-obscenity undercover operations : the 1970s and 1980s -- The end of the Obscene File and the temporary revival of the FBI's role in adult obscenity -- Conclusion.
Subject Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972.
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation -- History.
Pornography -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Obscenity (Law) -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Moral conditions -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780700618255 (cloth : alk. paper)
0700618252 (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC number 760979105