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The Flash Press Sporting Male Weeklies in 1840s New York Historical Studies of Urban AmericaObscene libidinous loathsome lascivious Those were just some Press Sporting PDF #9734 of the ways critics described The Flash Kindle the nineteenth century weeklies that covered and publicized New York City’s extensive sexual underworld Flash Press Sporting Kindle #180 Publications like the Flash and the Whip distinguished by a captivating brew of lowbrow humor Flash Press Sporting Male Weeklies MOBI #8608 and titillating gossip about prostitutes theater denizens and sporting events were not the sort generally bound in leather for future reference and despite their popula. Interesting but too much plain vanilla narrative and too many uestionable judgments This is a short study of four underground New York papers the Flash the Whip the Rake and the Libertine that ran in New York City between 1841 and 1843 They were published primarily by William J Snelling George Washington Dixon George Wilkes George B Wooldridge and Thaddeus W MeighanThe authors never really establish the larger significance of the sexual underground they describe here They see the flash press's obscene libel trials as precedent for the upholding of later obscenity laws but they don't show an actual trail between the two Also they never really establish that anything was especially republican about the libertine republicanism they see in these papers which is a curious and striking flaw

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S and its audience the authors examine nineteenth century ideas of sexuality and freedom that mixed Tom Paine’s republicanism with elements of the Maruis 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 the demise 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 debate over public sexuality and freedom of expression in America’s most important city. The authors have managed to turn this subject into a dry dissertation Perhaps too many cooks Incredibly well researched an interesting topic but the original materials are the best part of the book

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The Flash Press Sporting Male Weeklies in 1840s New York Historical Studies of Urban America characters × 0 ☆ [Reading] ➶ The Flash Press Sporting Male Weeklies in 1840s New York Historical Studies of Urban America By Patricia Cline Cohen – Dogsalonbristol.co.uRity with an enthusiastic readership they uickly receded into almost complete obscurity 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 distinct form of urban journalism Here in addition to providing a thorough overview of this colorful reportage its editor. The best part of this book was the actual newspaper snippets themselves Too many parts of this book were a bit dry for my taste like a dissertation from a college paper but the information in it was priceless and well worth reading for that alone