Further Reading

Letter from Anthony Comstock to Representative C. L. Merriam of New York, dated Jan. 18, 1873. Quoted in Appendix to the Congressional Globe, March 1, 1873, pp. 168-69

Anthony Comstock: His Career of Cruelty and Crime (1878) by DeRobigne Mortimer Bennett

Traps for the Young (1883) by Anthony Comstock

“Vampire Literature” by Anthony Comstock in The North American Review, August 1891

“Topics of the Month,” Buffalo Medical and Surgical Journal, 1894

The Wedding Night (1902) by Ida Craddock

“Ida Craddock’s Letter to the Public on the Day of Her Suicide” (1902) in Ida Craddock Collection, McAllister Editions (2017)

Who Is the Enemy: Anthony Comstock or You? (1903) by Edwin C. Walker

Anthony Comstock, Fighter (1913) by Charles Gallaudet Trumbull

“Birth Control and Public Morals: An Interview with Anthony Comstock” by Mary Alden Hopkins, Harper’s Weekly, May 22, 1915

“Career of Julius Schmid,” The Independent Republican (Goshen, N.Y.), March 27, 1923

Anthony Comstock: Roundsman of the Lord (1927) by Heywood Broun & Margaret Leech

The American Urge to Censor: Freedom of Expression Versus the Desire to Sanitize Society, from Anthony Comstock to 2 Live Crew (1992) by Margaret A. Blanchard in the William & Mary Law Review

Imperiled Innocents: Anthony Comstock and Family Reproduction in Victorian America (1997) by Nicola Beisel

Devices and Desires: A History of Contraceptives in America (2001) by Andrea Tone

A Traffic of Dead Bodies: Anatomy and Embodied Social Identity in Nineteenth-Century America (2002) by Michael Sappol

Morality and the Mail in Nineteenth Century America (2003) by Wayne E. Fuller

“The Women Behind Pornography in Nineteenth-Century America” by Elizabeth Haven Hawley, presented at the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Scripps College, Claremont, California, June 2005

Licentious Gotham: Erotic Publishing and Its Prosecution in Nineteenth Century New York (2009) by Donna Dennis

D.M. Bennett, the Truth Seeker (2010) by Roderick Bradford

The Humble Little Condom: A History (2010) by Aine Collier

“Searching for Smut: Hot on the Trail of Anthony Comstock” (2010) by Amy Werbel

Lust on Trial: Censorship and the Rise of American Obscenity in the Age of Anthony Comstock (2018) by Amy Werbel

The Man Who Hated Women: Sex, Censorship, and Civil Liberties in the Gilded Age (2021) by Amy Sohn

“Purity: The Women Who Resisted Anthony Comstock’s Crusade Against Vice” by Margaret Talbot in The New Yorker, July 26, 2021