Banning and Mother Goose

by Kelvin Smith

In 1927 Kendall Banning published the Censored Mother Goose Rhymes dedicated to the “Censors who have taught us how to read naughty meanings into harmless words”. He was trying to change the US tariff legislation that allowed US Customs to ban books. Copies were sent to all Members of Congress as part of the campaign.

Here is one page from the book.

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