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Morals and the Nation

Bob Harris

in Politics and the Nation: Britain in the Mid-Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246939
eISBN:
9780191714566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246939.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter reconstructs the mid-century campaign for the reformation of manners in Britain. The principal focus is on England, but similar developments in Scotland are also examined briefly. The ... More


Resistance and Revisionism

Steven K. Green

in The Second Disestablishment: Church and State in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195399677
eISBN:
9780199777150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399677.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the reactions among conservative clergy to disestablishment that were generated by the French Revolution and Jefferson’s election as president in 1800. It examines the impact ... More


Universal Redemption and Social Reform

Ann Lee Bressler

in The Universalist Movement in America, 1770-1880

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195129861
eISBN:
9780199834013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195129865.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

By the 1850s, when their denomination faced serious conflicts over its identity and direction, most Universalists tended to regard Hosea Ballou as a grandfatherly figure, a benign symbol of their ... More


Making the Conversation General

April R. Haynes

in Riotous Flesh: Women, Physiology, and the Solitary Vice in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226284590
eISBN:
9780226284767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284767.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

“Making the Conversation General” accounts for the end of the interracial moment in moral reform and documents women’s spreading campaign against the solitary vice. The Ladies Physiological Society ... More


 Puritans and Revolution: Remembering the Origin; Religion and Social Critique in Early New England

Wilson N. Brissett

in Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America's Iminent Secularization from the Puritans to Postmodernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195342536
eISBN:
9780199867042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342536.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter reviews the development of the puritan jeremiad tradition within the logic of covenant theology and suggests ways that its influence persisted in American culture after the era of ... More


Politics and morals: the reformation of manners movement in later eighteenth-century England

Joanna Innes

in Inferior Politics: Social Problems and Social Policies in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201526
eISBN:
9780191674914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201526.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on the wave of enthusiasm for reforming morals that swept the country in the aftermath of the American War — it is concerned, that is to say, with the background against which ... More


The Infantilizing Gaze, or Schmidt Revisited

Shehzad Nadeem

in Dead Ringers: How Outsourcing Is Changing the Way Indians Understand Themselves

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147871
eISBN:
9781400836697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147871.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the globalization of corporate culture. It first considers the balance of control and consent in the workplace before discussing managerial views of Indian workers. It then ... More


Suffrage, Sexuality, Citizenship

Julia Bush

in Women Against the Vote: Female Anti-Suffragism in Britain

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199248773
eISBN:
9780191714689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248773.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The internal problems of the NLOWS were linked to evolving gender beliefs as well as to contested organizational tactics. This chapter reviews various aspects of anti-suffrage gender ideology, ... More


Re-Forming the Immigrant Masses: The Transnational Construction of a Moral Citizenry

Eiichiro Azuma

in Between Two Empires: Race, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195159400
eISBN:
9780199788545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159400.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the convergence of ideas and practices regarding respective nation-building among the educated elements of Issei men and women, Tokyo's diplomats, and white Californians. It ... More


Introduction

Bob Harris

in Politics and the Nation: Britain in the Mid-Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246939
eISBN:
9780191714566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246939.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book reconstructs the politics and political culture of Britain in the mid-18th century in a way which helps to highlight the main issues, feelings, ideologies, and realities which gave ... More


Moral Reform

G. R. Searle

in Morality and the Market in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206989
eISBN:
9780191677410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206989.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses attempts to achieve moral reform in Victorian Britain under free market conditions. The moral reformers set out to control or discourage a number of immoral practices including ... More


Propagandist for William III

Maximillian E. Novak

in Daniel Defoe: Master of Fictions: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261543
eISBN:
9780191698743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261543.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

From a political standpoint, Daniel Defoe was already what was called a ‘Court Whig’ by the middle of the 1690s, and he retained that identification proudly into the reign of Queen Anne. As Reed ... More


Caleb Williams: The Paradigm of the Godwinian Novel

Pamela Clemit

in The Godwinian Novel: The Rational Fictions of Godwin, Brockden Brown, Mary Shelley

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112204
eISBN:
9780191670701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112204.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The two aspects of William Godwin's thought, his regretful condemnation of the aristocracy and his emphasis on moral reform in advance of practical measures, make the first edition of Caleb Williams ... More


Making America’s First Moral Majority

Kyle G. Volk

in Moral Minorities and the Making of American Democracy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199371914
eISBN:
9780199371945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199371914.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes the rise of moral reform movements in the early nineteenth century, focusing especially on the political ideology and grass-roots tactics of leading movements. It argues that ... More


Morals, Conduct, and Community

Alicia Turner

in Saving Buddhism: The Impermanence of Religion in Colonial Burma

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839376
eISBN:
9780824869571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839376.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the campaigns of Buddhist lay associations to reform morals and manners among Buddhists, shaping a growing sense of moral community. Drawing on previously unexamined primary ... More


Power, Ridicule, and the Destruction of Religious Moral Reform Politics in the 1920s

P. C. Kemeny

in The Secular Revolution: Power, Interests, and Conflict in the Secularization of American Public Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230002
eISBN:
9780520936706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230002.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Changes in American culture throughout the 1920s provided new political opportunities for the emergence and mobilization of an anticensorship coalition of activists that mobilized public sentiment ... More


Diet and the Romance of Reform

E. Melanie DuPuis

in Dangerous Digestion: The Politics of American Dietary Advice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520275478
eISBN:
9780520962132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275478.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter explores the rise of the middle class and its use of perfectionist ideals to create a concept of moral reform in the early nineteenth century. Middle-class reformers' ideas emphasized ... More


Liquor in the Land of the Lost Cause: Southern White Evangelicals and the Prohibition Movement

Joe L. Coker

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124711
eISBN:
9780813134727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124711.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The temperance movement first appeared in America in the 1820s as an outgrowth of the same evangelical fervor that fostered a wide range of reform campaigns. Like many of these movements, temperance ... More


Morale: Character Guidance and Moral Purification

Robert Kramm

in Sanitized Sex: Regulating Prostitution, Venereal Disease, and Intimacy in Occupied Japan, 1945-1952

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520295971
eISBN:
9780520968691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295971.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

The global legacy of moral reform, its intersection with social hygienic knowledge, and its impact on the Cold War is the main theme of chapter 4. It analyzes sex education and character-guidance ... More


The Journalism of Reform and the Reform of Journalism

Gretchen Soderlund

in Sex Trafficking, Scandal, and the Transformation of Journalism, 1885–1917

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226021362
eISBN:
9780226021676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226021676.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explores the beginnings of reform journalism around white slavery in the United States. It explains how British mass culture helped reshape the landscape of American moral reform ... More


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