Media Roundup: Books About New York City History Authored by Women, or Includes Essays by Women

It’s the second to last day of Women’s History Month. From a colorful look at Anthony Comstock’s attempt to rid New York City of vice, to a collection of essays that shed light on the politics and ideals of the 1960s, to a book that discusses the ongoing debate of academic freedom, these recent releases depict a variety of aspects of New York City history.

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NYC History

Lust on Trial

Censorship and the Rise of American Obscenity in the Age of Anthony Comstock

Amy Werbel

In Lust on Trial, AmyWerbel presents a colorful journey through Anthony Comstock’s career that doubles as a new history of post–Civil War America’s risqué visual and sexual culture. Born into a puritanical New England community, Anthony Comstock moved to New York in 1868 armed with his Christian faith and a burning desire to rid the city of vice. 

In the News

From the CUP Archive

A Time to Stir

Columbia ’68

Edited by Paul Cronin

2018 marked the 50th anniversary of the student uprisings on the Columbia campus. With more than sixty essays from members of the Columbia chapter of Students for a Democratic Society, the Students’ Afro-American Society, faculty, undergraduates who opposed the protests, “outside agitators,” and members of the New York Police Department, A Time to Stir captures the reflections of those who participated in and witnessed the Columbia rebellion. Among those voices is Nancy Biberman, whose chapter from the book was excepted in History Workshop.

In the News

From the CUP Archive

A Light in Dark Times

The New School for Social Research and Its University in Exile

Judith Friedlander

In A Light in Dark Times, Judith Friedlander reconstructs the history of the New School in the context of ongoing debates over academic freedom and the role of education in liberal democracies. 

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