Outrageous by Kliph Nesteroff

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What we call "cancel culture" is nothing new. In the 1800s, campaigners crusaded against blackface, upholders of public morals were stabbed, and some towns outlawed "show business" altogether. Immigrant groups used culture wars to define their place in America; other groups, like the John Birch Society, used them to further their own dark ends. Nesteroff's fascinating, rigorously researched history is a wild ride through over a century of pushing the envelope and pushing back.

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ISBN: 9781419760983
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 28th, 2023