We Did What?! Offensive and Inappropriate Behavior in American History, 1st Edition

  • Timothy B. Jay
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  • ISBN-10: 1440837732
  • ISBN-13: 9781440837739
  • DDC: 306.0973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 440 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released December 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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Overview

This book profiles behaviors considered shocking throughout American history, revealing the extent of changing social mores and cultural perceptions of appropriate conduct since the Colonial period.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Alphabetical List of Entries.
Preface.
Introduction.
Guide to Related Topics.
1: Abortion.
2: Acne and Skin Blemishes.
3: Advertising That Offends.
4: Alcohol and Prohibition.
5: Animals We Cannot Eat.
6: Antisocial Personalities.
7: Art That Offends.
8: Bad Breath and Bad Teeth.
9: Bad Table Manners.
10: Bank Robbers and Bad Men.
11: Bank Scandals: Sub-Prime Mortgage Lending and Currency Manipulation.
12: Bathing Suits and Swimming Trunks.
13: Bedbugs.
14: Belching or Burping.
15: Birth Control.
16: Blacklisting.
17: Blood Taboos.
18: Blue Laws, Sundays, and Sundaes.
19: Body Modification.
20: Body Odor.
21: Book Banning.
22: Bra Burning.
23: Breastfeeding in Public.
24: “Broken Windows” Policing.
25: Bruce, Lenny (1925–1966).
26: Bullying.
27: Campus Censorship.
28: Cannibalism.
29: Carlin, George (1937–2008).
30: Censorship.
31: Child Pornography.
32: Cigarette Smoking in Public.
33: Circumcision.
34: Circus Sideshows.
35: Clear and Present Danger.
36: College Athlete Profanity Misconduct.
37: Comic Books.
38: Coming Out of the Closet.
39: Compulsive Swearing or Coprolalia.
40: Comstockery and Offensive Mail.
41: Corporal Punishment.
42: Cursing and Wishing Harm.
43: Date Rape.
44: Death and Funerals.
45: Deliberate Self-Harm.
46: Devil's Night.
47: Dirty Dancing.
48: Disorderly Conduct.
49: Domestic Violence.
50: Down Is Bad, Up Is Good.
51: Draft Card Burning.
52: Drought Shaming.
53: Dumpster Diving.
54: Eating Disorders.
55: Erectile Dysfunction.
56: Ethnic, Racial, and Gender Slurs.
57: Euphemisms.
58: Euthanasia.
59: Farting in Public.
60: Feces and Bowel Problems.
61: Fighting Words.
62: Finger, The.
63: Flag and Cross Burning.
64: Flashing.
65: Flynt, Larry Claxton, Jr..
66: Four-Letter Words.
67: Gay Marriage.
68: Gays in the Military.
69: Gender Inequality and Title IX.
70: Government Surveillance.
71: Graffiti.
72: Hair Problems.
73: Hat Etiquette.
74: Hate Speech and Hate Crimes.
75: Hays Code.
76: Hazing.
77: Hoarding.
78: Homelessness.
79: Homosexuality.
80: Human Genetic Modification.
81: Human Trafficking.
82: Hustler Magazine.
83: Illegal Drugs.
84: Immigrants.
85: Immorality.
86: Impoliteness.
87: Incest.
88: Income Tax Cheating.
89: Indecency.
90: Internet Offenses.
91: Interracial Marriage.
92: Invasion of Privacy.
93: Kleptomania.
94: Ku Klux Klan.
95: Lady Chatterley's Lover.
96: Libel and Slander.
97: Littering and Vandalism.
98: Mascots and Nicknames That Offend.
99: Masturbation.
100: Menstruation.
101: Mental Illness.
102: Movie Censorship and Ratings.
103: Museum of Sex.
104: Music Lyrics That Offend.
105: Name Calling.
106: Necrophilia.
107: Obesity.
108: Obscene Phone Calls.
109: Obscenity.
110: Offensiveness versus Offendedness.
111: Organized Crime.
112: Overstimulation by Food and Drink.
113: Performance Art.
114: Personal Space Invasions.
115: Police Misconduct.
116: Polygamy.
117: Ponzi and Pyramid Schemes.
118: Population Control.
119: Pornography and Erotica.
120: Poverty.
121: Profanity and Blasphemy.
122: Professional Athlete Misconduct.
123: Prostitution.
124: Protests and Demonstrations That Turned Bad.
125: Pryor, Richard Franklin Lennox (1940–2005).
126: Public Display of Affection.
127: Public Library Censorship.
128: Public Nudity and Indecent Exposure.
129: Racism.
130: Radio Censorship.
131: Rivers, Joan (1933–2014).
132: Road Rage.
133: School Dress Codes.
134: Segregation.
135: Sexism.
136: Sexual Fetish.
137: Sexual Harassment.
138: Sexuality Education.
139: Sexually Transmitted Infections.
140: Sign Language That Offends.
141: Slang.
142: Slavery.
143: Sneezing in Public.
144: Spitting in Public.
145: Sports Fans' Misbehavior.
146: Sticks and Stones: Bad Words versus Bad Deeds.
147: Stigmatizing Illness: AIDS and Ebola.
148: Suburban Sprawl.
149: Taboo Words for Children.
150: Teaching Evolution and Creationism.
151: Tee Shirts That Offend.
152: Television Censorship.
153: Telling Dirty Jokes and Stories.
154: Textbook Censorship.
155: Theater That Offends.
156: Torture.
157: Trail of Tears.
158: Trolling.
159: Ulysses.
160: Underwear.
161: Urban Dictionary.
162: Urine and Incontinence.
163: Vampires.
164: Verbal Abuse.
165: Verbal Insults: Idiots, Morons, and Dummies.
166: Video Games That Offend.
167: Voyeurism.
168: Vulgarity and Class.
169: West, Mae (1893–1980).
170: Witchcraft.
171: Xenophobia.
172: Zombies.
Selected Bibliography.
Index.
About the Editor and Contributors.