Books: Banned Books

In the U. S. when books are banned it is usually by action of municipal authorities, as Boston's mayor once stopped the sale of Dreiser's American Tragedy, or as the mayor of Omaha, Neb. more recently clamped down on Mari Sandoz' Slogum House. In England books that come under official displeasure are usually withdrawn by the publishers; in European dictatorships their circulation is forbidden by the state. Recent book bans:

¶When 400 New York State women's clubs donated one book apiece to the library of Westfield Farms, reformatory for women, a Patchogue...

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