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MenckenThe American Iconoclast$
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Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195072389

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.001.0001

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BOSTON, 1926

BOSTON, 1926

(p.1) Prologue BOSTON, 1926

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

Oxford University Press

This Prologue sets the theme for the entire book: the issue of freedom. It presents a scene, captured during a pivotal moment in Mencken's career when, at the height of his popularity, he was arrested in Boston in 1926 or selling a copy of his censored magazine, The American Mercury.

Keywords:   Harvard, The American Mercury, Comstock Society, censorship, liberty, Arthur Garfield Hays, Reverend Chase, Felix Frankfurter

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