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Comstock, Anthony Explained

Comstock, Anthony at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

U.S. reformer. Born in New Canaan, Conn., he began early to agitate against abortion and pornography. He lobbied successfully for the enactment (1873) of a severe federal statute outlawing the transportation of obscene matter in the mails (the Comstock Law). That same year he founded the Society for the Suppression of Vice, which he directed until his death. As a special agent of the U.S. Post Office (1873-1915), he conducted spectacular raids on publishers and vendors. His books include Traps for the Young (1883) and Morals Versus Art (1888).