History of Book Banning

Did you know that the first book ban in the United States took place in 1637?! 

In 1624, English businessman Thomas Morton arrived in Massachusetts with a group of Puritans. But he soon found that he didn’t want to abide by the strict rules and conventional values that made up their new American society. So, he left.

In what is now known as Quincy, Massachusetts, Thomas Morton published his "New English Canaan". It was banned by the Puritan government because it was considered a harsh critique of Puritan customs and power structures. 



The Fiery History of Banned Books