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Taming Lust: Crimes Against Nature in the Early Republic

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Taming Lust: Crimes Against Nature in the Early Republic - Ben-Atar, Doron S, Professor, and Brown, Richard D
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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 ...

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Taming Lust: Crimes Against Nature in the Early Republic 2016, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia

ISBN-13: 9780812223750

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Taming Lust: Crimes Against Nature in the Early Republic 2014, University of Pennsylvania Press, Pennsylvania

ISBN-13: 9780812245813

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