epub free The Flash Press Sporting Male Weeklies in 1840s New York Historical Studies of Urban America – chaplinshotel.co.uk
Eus W MeighanThe authors never really establish the larger significance of the sexual underground they escribe here They see the flash press s obscene libel trials as precedent for the upholding of later obscenity laws but they on t show an actual trail between the two Also they never of later obscenity laws but they on t show an actual trail between the two Also they never establish that anything was especially republican about the libertine republicanism they "see in these papers which is a curious and striking fla. Neteenth century ideas of sexuality and freedom "in these papers which is a curious and striking fla. Neteenth century ideas of sexuality and freedom mixed Tom Paine’s republicanism with elements of the Maruis Fox and the Box de Sade’s sexual ideology They also trace the evolution of censorship and obscenity law showing how a string of legal battles ultimately led to theemise of the flash papers editors were hauled into court sentenced to jail for criminal obscenity and libel and eventually pushed out of business But not before they forever changed the ebate over public sexuality and freedom of expression in America’s most important city. I read about this in the village voice It looks hilarious and interesting The authors have managed to turn this subject into a ry issertation Perhaps too many cooks Incredibly well researched an interesting topic but the original materials are the best "part of the book The best part of this book was the actual newspaper snippets themselves Too "of the book The best part of this book was the actual newspaper snippets themselves Too parts of this
book were a bit ry for my taste like a issertation from were a bit ry for my taste like a 5g for the Connected World dissertation from college Obscene libidinous loathsome lascivious Those were just some of the ways criticsescribed the nineteenth century weeklies that covered and publicized New York City’s extensive sexual underworld Publications like the Flash and the Whip Le Jardin Sur La Glace distinguished by a captivating brew of lowbrow humor and titillating gossip about prostitutes theaterenizens and sporting events were not the sort generally bound in leather for future reference and espite their popularity with an enthusiastic readership they uickly receded into almost complete obsc. Aper but the information in it was priceless
well worth reading for that alone Interesting too much plain vanilla narrative and too many uestionable judgments This is a short study of four underground New York papers the Flash "the the Rake and the Libertine that ran in New York City between 1841 and 1843 "Whip Rake and the Libertine that ran in New York City between 1841 and 1843 were published primarily by William J Snelling George Washington Dixon George Wilkes George B Wooldridge and Thadd. Urity Recently though two sizable collections of these papers have resurfaced and in The Flash Press three renowned scholars provide a landmark study of their significance as well as a wide selection of their ribald articles and illustrations Including short tales of urban life editorials on prostitution and moralizing rants against homosexuality these selections epitomize a istinct form of urban journalism Here in addition to providing a thorough overview of this colorful reportage its editors and its audience the authors examine ni.
and well worth reading for that alone interesting