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A Cultural History of Law in the Age of Reform Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...The Age of Reform 1820–1920 witnessed a significant move from popular constitutionalism, rooted in traditions of participatory democracy, to a much more exclusive, judge-centric, view of the law (Kramer 2004). This chapter explores...

Sex, Religion and the Law

A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

Cultural History Chapter

...In 1792, James McMullin of Chester County, Pennsylvania, brought a suit against Robert Wilken and William Hickman. McMullin accused the two men of spreading rumors about him, saying that he had had a venereal disease and that he “bedded...