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Posts tagged legislating morality

April 30, 2012

 

A still from Rouben Mamoulian's 1929 film Applause

Will H. Hays: Hollywood’s Moral Compass

As films became increasingly risqué in the Roaring 20s, Hollywood attempted to preempt governmental intervention with a self-regulating system, the Hays Code.

September 5, 2011

 

divorce cake

The Divorce Mill Of The Midwest

Indiana lawmakers in the 1850s were accused of having “practically legalized Free Love and its endless and nameless abominations" through liberal divorce laws.

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