A Crisis of Innocence

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An Unjust Conviction.pdf
Covers the conviction and fining of an editor and several publishers who published a piece of offensive material.

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Discusses a meeting that was held by a Canadian House of Commons member about Crime Comic Books and Juvenile Delinquency. The accompanying picture presents E.D Fulton (the Commons member) meeting with Mabel Firestone.

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Highlights 25 comic book titles that will be banned due to the lewd content being depicted in them.

Bill C-10 (21-1).pdf
Known as the 'Fulton Bill,' after E.D. Fulton, member from Kamloops. Includes amendment to Subsection one of section two hundred and seven of the Criminal Code, to address printed materials that induce young people to act violently or immorally.

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Notes the move by E. D. Fulton to ban the production and sale of Crime comics in Canada. Flaherty explains that the two men who most approved of the bill were conservative clergymen.

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Presents a backlash to the bill passed in Canada in 1949 that put a number of sanctions on the distribution of horror and crime comic books.

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In Portage La Prairie, Manitoba the problem of crime comic books is discussed by the Local Council of Women. They decide that the only way to get rid of the threat is to replace it with something else.

Winnipeg Free Press November 5 1948.pdf
Explains that the campaign against comic books taking place in 1948 is similar to the campaigns that were being waged against dime novels in prior years. Reference is made to the fact that juvenile delinquency is linked more readily to larger issues…

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Presents an early depiction of the way that health officials were beginning to fear the negative affects that comics could have on people.

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Tumpane defends his previous assertion that comic books do not offer anything of use to child readers.
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