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Metropolitan Puritans And The Varieties Of Godly Reform In Monmouth, Newton Key, Joseph P. Ward Nov 2005

Metropolitan Puritans And The Varieties Of Godly Reform In Monmouth, Newton Key, Joseph P. Ward

Newton Key

Oliver Cromwell's opening speech to the Assembly of Saints (Barebones
Parliament) on 4 July 1653 has been singled out as 'the high-water mark
of radicalism' because his millenarian and reformist language revealed the
influence of London-based Fifth Monarchists. 1 But Cromwell began his
speech not with biblical references but with 'that case ofWales, which I
must confess for my own part I set myself upon, if I should inform you
what discountenance that business of the poor people of God there had' by
the Rump's refusal to renew the Propagation Act 'to the discountenancing
of the honest people ...


The Murderous Insanity Of Love: Sex, Madness, And The Law In The 19th Century, Russell M. Franks Dec 2004

The Murderous Insanity Of Love: Sex, Madness, And The Law In The 19th Century, Russell M. Franks

Russell M. Franks

The late 19th century was a time of dynamic change for the United States. High ideals, progressive reform movements, accelerated industrial expansion, explosive immigration rates, and an increase in urban growth all characterized the Gilded Age of America.

This paper will examine the factors and social conditions that revolutionized how abnormal sexual and gender behavior was interpreted as insanity in and out of the courtroom during this Gilded Age.