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Like Night and Day: Regulating Morality with the Border

Rachel St. John

in Line in the Sand: A History of the Western U.S.-Mexico Border

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691141541
eISBN:
9781400838639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141541.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines how U.S. prohibitions prompted the growth of border vice districts and alcohol and drug smuggling along the boundary line and explores the conflict that arose on both sides of ... More


Puritan Law in the Bay Colony

William E. Nelson

in The Common Law of Colonial America: Volume I: The Chesapeake and New England 1607-1660

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195327281
eISBN:
9780199870677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327281.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Church and state were intimately conjoined in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, which was founded to be a Puritan utopia. The law of God was enforced in the courts, and individuals who disputed the ... More


The Retirement of Washington

Stanley Elkins and Eric McKitrick

in The Age of Federalism

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195093810
eISBN:
9780199854127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093810.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses George Washington's Farewell Address first given to the public through the newspapers in September 1796, prior to that year's presidential election. The Address excited a ... More


Natural Law: A Neo-traditionalist Revival

Drew Maciag

in Edmund Burke in America: The Contested Career of the Father of Modern Conservatism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448959
eISBN:
9780801467875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448959.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the Burkean dimension of “natural law.” Philosophically, natural law comprised a fundamental “good,” a morality not made by man, yet existing in the universe. In the United ... More


“A Good Moral Regiment”: Conduct Unbecoming a Gentleman

Lorien Foote

in The Gentlemen and the Roughs: Violence, Honor, and Manhood in the Union Army

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814727904
eISBN:
9780814728581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814727904.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses northern soldiers' conceptions of manhood and what it meant to be a gentleman. For them, manhood was centered on moral character and domestic values. They expected other men to ... More


The Most Ignoble and Scandalous Kind of Subjection

Brett Rushforth

in Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous and Atlantic Slaveries in New France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835586
eISBN:
9781469601359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838174_rushforth.8
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The tension between antislavery sentiment in France and an expanding demand for enslaved laborers in its colonies profoundly shaped the culture and practice of slavery in the seventeenth-century ... More


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