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Taming Lust Crimes Against Nature in the Early Republic

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ISBN-10: 0812245814

ISBN-13: 9780812245813

Edition: 2014

Authors: Doron S. Ben-Atar, Richard D. Brown

List price: $34.95
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In 1796, as revolutionary fervor waned and the Age of Reason took hold, an eighty-five-year-old Massachusetts doctor was convicted of bestiality and sentenced to hang. Three years later and seventy miles away, an eighty-three-year-old Connecticut farmer was convicted of the same crime and sentenced to the same punishment. Prior to these criminal trials, neither Massachusetts nor Connecticut had executed anyone for bestiality in over a century. Though there are no overt connections between the two episodes, the similarities of their particulars are strange and striking. Historians Doron S. Ben-Atar and Richard D. Brown delve into the specifics to determine what larger social, political, or…    
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date: 1/17/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 216
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Richard D. Brown is professor of history at the University of Connecticut. His books include Knowledge Is Power: The Diffusion of Information in Early America, 1700-1865.